A Smoothing Gradient-Enhanced Damage Model

  • Tinh Quoc BuiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 75)


An implicit gradient-enhanced damage model with the characteristic length which is a stress level dependent parameter is developed. Both displacements and nonlocal equivalent strain fields are approximated using low-order elements. The spurious damage zones and stress oscillation induced by the conventional strain-based gradient damage can be eliminated. Numerical examples are considered to show the accuracy and performance of the developed method.


Gradient damage Fracture FEM Quasi-brittle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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