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Simulations of Shear Zones and Cracks in Engineering Materials Using eXtended Finite Element Method

  • Jerzy BobińskiEmail author
  • Jacek Tejchman
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Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)

Abstract

Numerical simulations of cracks and shear zones in quasi-brittle materials are presented. Extended Finite Element Method is used to describe both cracks and shear zones. In a description of tensile cracks, a Rankine criterion is assumed. A discrete Mohr-Coulomb law is adopted for simulations of shear zones. Results of simple numerical tests: uniaxial tension, bending and biaxial compression are demonstrated.

Keywords

Shear Zone Concrete Beam Tensile Crack Dilatancy Angle Biaxial Compression 
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Acknowledgments

Scientific work has been carried out as a part of the Project: “Innovative resources and effective methods of safety improvement and durability of buildings and transport infrastructure in the sustainable development” financed by the European Union (POIG.01.01.02-10-106/09-01). The FE-calculations were performed at the Academic Computer Centre in Gdansk TASK.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gdansk University of TechnologyGdanskPoland

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