Modeling of Fracture in Polycrystalline Materials

  • Steffen BeeseEmail author
  • Stefan Loehnert
  • Peter Wriggers
Part of the SEMA SIMAI Springer Series book series (SEMA SIMAI, volume 12)


Predicting the behaviour of fracture processes within polycrystalline microstructures will help to develop more accurate mesoscale material models and will give insight to effects which can only be measured ex-situ. Therefore a non-local damage model is introduced and coupled to finite deformation crystal plasticity. Cracks are represented sharply by using the extended finite element method in combination with level set techniques. As damage evolves cracks start to propagate. A new crack propagation algorithm is presented and studied by academic examples.


Slip System Crack Front Crystal Plasticity Enrichment Function Void Volume Fraction 
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This work is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) under the Transregional Collaborative Research Center SFB/TR73: “Manufacturing of Complex Functional Components with Variants by Using a New Sheet Metal Forming Process—Sheet-Bulk Metal Forming”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steffen Beese
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefan Loehnert
    • 1
  • Peter Wriggers
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Continuum MechanicsLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany

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