Discontinuous Approach to Concrete
The Chapter discusses discontinuous approaches to simulate cracks in concrete. Two approaches are described: a cohesive crack model using interface elements defined along finite element boundaries and eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM) wherein cracks can occur arbitrarily in the interior of finite elements.
KeywordsLinear Elastic Fracture Mechanics Cohesive Zone Interface Element Fracture Process Zone Cohesive Zone Model
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