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Significance Of The Characteristic Length For Micromechanical Modelling Of Ductile Fracture

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LD940341

Volume

6

Pages

10

Published

1994

Size

912 kb

Author(s)

D.-Z. Sun & A. Honig

Abstract

Significance of the characteristic length for micromechanical modelling of ductile fracture D.-Z. Sun, A. Honig Fraunhofer-Institut fur Werkstoffmechanik, Wohlerstr. 11, D-79108 Freiburg, Germany ABSTRACT The ductile fracture behavior of materials is considerably influenced by the characteristic microstructural length which may be related to the average inclusion spacing. However, it is not easy to introduce this critical parameter into micromechanical modelling. An additional problem met at the simulation with micromechanical models is the sensibility of numerical results to the mesh size. In this work the nonlocal damage concept developed by Bazant was introduced into the modified Gurson model. The ability of the nonlocal micro- mechanical concept to reduce the mesh-size dependency and the relationship between the localization limiter and the characteristic length have been studied by simulating damage development in shear bands, necking regions and at crack ti

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