International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 163, Issue 1–2, pp 121–131 | Cite as

On the dynamic fragmentation of glass: a meso-damage model

  • Xavier Brajer
  • François HildEmail author
  • Stéphane Roux
Original Paper


This paper presents an anisotropic damage model to deal with the fragmentation induced by impact loadings on glass samples. As small-scale (i.e. sub-element) damage is described as well as cracks extending above the element scale, an approach referred to as “meso-damage” is developed. The latter, which is based on the knowledge of random distributions of initiation sites, predicts different regimes such as single or multiple fragmentation. The experimental opening crack pattern obtained in edge-on-impact test is reproduced numerically.


FE simulations Fragmentation regime Non-local damage Poisson-Weibull model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Saint-Gobain RechercheAubervilliers CedexFrance
  2. 2.LMT-Cachan, ENS Cachan/CNRS/UPMC/PRES UniverSud ParisCachan CedexFrance

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