Micromechanics Modelling of Ductile Fracture

  • Zengtao Chen
  • Cliff Butcher

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 195)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Zengtao Chen, Cliff Butcher
    Pages 1-24
  3. Zengtao Chen, Cliff Butcher
    Pages 25-74
  4. Zengtao Chen, Cliff Butcher
    Pages 75-100
  5. Zengtao Chen, Cliff Butcher
    Pages 101-132
  6. Zengtao Chen, Cliff Butcher
    Pages 133-152
  7. Zengtao Chen, Cliff Butcher
    Pages 181-199
  8. Zengtao Chen, Cliff Butcher
    Pages 201-221
  9. Zengtao Chen, Cliff Butcher
    Pages 245-274
  10. Zengtao Chen, Cliff Butcher
    Pages 275-290
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 291-307

About this book


This book summarizes research advances in micromechanics modelling of ductile fractures made in the past two decades. The ultimate goal of this book is to reach manufacturing frontline designers and materials engineers by providing a user-oriented, theoretical background of micromechanics modeling. Accordingly, the book is organized in a unique way and presents a vigorous damage percolation model developed by the authors over the last ten years. This model overcomes almost all difficulties of the existing models and can be used to completely accommodate ductile damage development within a single, measured microstructure frame. Related void damage criteria including nucleation, growth and coalescence are then discussed in detail: how they are improved, when and where they are used in the model, and how the model performs in comparison with the existing models. Sample forming simulations are provided to illustrate the model’s performance.


Damage Percolation Damage-based Material Models Ductile Fracture Micromechanics Microstructures

Authors and affiliations

  • Zengtao Chen
    • 1
  • Cliff Butcher
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  2. 2., Department of Mechanical and MechatronicUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6097-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6098-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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