Models of Dynamic Damage and Phase-field Fracture, and their Various Time Discretisations
Several variants of models of damage in viscoelastic continua under small strains in the Kelvin-Voigt rheology are presented and analyzed by using the Galerkin method. The particular case, known as a phase-field fracture approximation of cracks, is discussed in detail. All these models are dynamic (i.e. involve inertia to model vibrations or waves possibly emitted during fast damage/fracture or induced by fast varying forcing) and consider viscosity which is also damageable. Then various options for time discretisation are devised. Eventually, extensions to more complex rheologies or a modification for large strains are briefly exposed, too.
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