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Advances in Numerical Modeling of Adhesive Joints


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Computational Mechanics book sub series (BRIEFSCOMPUTAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Lucas F. M. da Silva, Raul D. S. G. Campilho
    Pages 1-93

About this book


This book deals with the most recent numerical modeling of adhesive joints. Advances in damage mechanics and extended finite element method are described in the context of the Finite Element method with examples of application. The book also introduces the classical continuum mechanics and fracture mechanics approach and discusses the boundary element method and the finite difference method with indication of the cases they are most adapted to. At the moment there a no numerical technique that can solve any problem and the analyst needs to be aware of the limitations involved in each case.


Adhesive joints Boundary element method Continuum mechanics Damage mechanics Extended Finite Elements Extended finite element method XFEM Finite difference method Fracture mechanics Volkersen

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Departamento de Engenharia MecânicaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2., Faculdade de Economia e GestãoUniversidade Lusófona do PortoPortoPortugal

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