A simplified mesh-free method for shear bands with cohesive surfaces

Timon Rabczuk, P. M A Areias, Ted Belytschko

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Abstract

A simple methodology to model shear bands as strong displacement discontinuities in a mesh-free particle method is presented. The shear band is represented as a set of sheared particles. A sheared particle is developed through enrichment by tangential displacement discontinuities. The representation of the shear band as set of cohesive segments provides a simple and versatile model of shear bands. The loss of material stability is used as the criterion for switching from a classical continuum description of the constitutive behaviour to a traction-separation law acting on the discontinuity surface. The method is implemented for two and three dimensions. Examples of shear band progression in rate-dependent and rate-independent materials are presented, including the Kalthoff problem, where the transition from brittle fracture to shear banding is studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-1021
Number of pages29
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 29
Externally publishedYes

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Shear Bands
Meshfree Method
Shear bands
Displacement Discontinuity
Strong Discontinuity
Constitutive Behavior
Brittle Fracture
Particle Method
Brittle fracture
Progression
Three-dimension
Discontinuity
Two Dimensions
Continuum
Methodology
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Keywords

  • Loss of hyperbolicity
  • Mesh-free methods
  • Shear bands
  • Traction-separation laws

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mechanics

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A simplified mesh-free method for shear bands with cohesive surfaces. / Rabczuk, Timon; Areias, P. M A; Belytschko, Ted.

In: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 69, No. 5, 29.01.2007, p. 993-1021.

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Rabczuk, Timon ; Areias, P. M A ; Belytschko, Ted. / A simplified mesh-free method for shear bands with cohesive surfaces. In: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 2007 ; Vol. 69, No. 5. pp. 993-1021.
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