CEE Fall 2016 Seminar: Professor Antonio Rodriguez, UPC Barcelona Tech
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September 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Professor Antonio Rodriguez-Ferran
Professor Antonio Rodriguez-Ferran, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTechPresentation: Continuous-Discontinuous Models of FractureContinuous-discontinuous models are a recent approach to simulate fracture that combine the best of two worlds. The initial stages of failure are described by a means of a continuum model, such as a damage model or a phase-field approach. Later on, cracks are explicitly represented by introducing discontinuities in the displacement field, via the extended finite element method (X-FEM) or related techniques. The explicit representation of cracks is needed in various scenarios (e.g. fluid pressure inside the crack).......