Damage and Gradient of Damage in Transient Dynamics

  • B. Nedjar
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 66)


This paper is concerned with the modelling of progressive degradation in transient dynamics. Within the framework of the continuum damage mechanics, a model involving the gradient of damage is investigated. This model together with the equations of motion in dynamics are issued from a new formulation of the principle of virtual power recently proposed.


Damage Evolution Inertia Effect Finite Element Formulation Transient Dynamic Continuum Damage Mechanic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Nedjar
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique et TechnologieENS Cachan/CNRS/Université Paris VICachanFrance

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