A Displacement Equivalence-Based Damage Model for Brittle Materials—Part I: Theory

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C. K. Soh, Y. Liu, Y. Yang, Y. Dong

School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 639798

J. Appl. Mech 70(5), 681-687 (Oct 10, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1599914 History: Received December 21, 2000; Revised December 01, 2002; Online October 10, 2003
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Grahic Jump Location
Definition of effective damage tensor
Grahic Jump Location
Damaged and virtual undamaged configurations
Grahic Jump Location
Assumption of displacement equivalence
Grahic Jump Location
Increase of normal strain caused by opening of cracks
Grahic Jump Location
Stress release zones under uniaxial compression
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Comparison of the damage deactivation criterion given by Eqs. (4) and (5)



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