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Crack Paths at Multiple-crack Systems in Anisotropic Simulation and Experiment
This paper is targeted on numerical methods for accurate crack tip loading analysis and crack path prediction. Those are based on finite element calculations of the boundary value problem. Applying path-independent integrals to curved cracks in order to accurately calculate the J-integral, energy release rate (ERR) or stress intensity factors (SIF) is still not state of the art. Contours which are not confined to the crack tip require special analytical preparation and numerical treatment to supply results which are ...
Numerical Two-Scale Simulations of Damage Evolution at Refractory Materials
Fracture and damage processes on micro- and mesoscale are combined with macroscale simulations applying numerical multiscale approaches. Cracks and grain boundaries are reproduced in cell models that take account of transand intercrystalline crack growth. The global, in general thermomechanical boundary value problem is considered within a continuum mechanics framework. Two approaches are presented combining the scales. Simple processes on the smaller level are described in analytical models including the damage ...