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A Novel Nonlocal Lattice Particle Framework for Modeling of Solids

Abstract Fracture phenomena have been extensively studied in the last several decades. Continuum mechanics-based approaches, such as finite element methods and extended finite element methods, are widely used for fracture simulation. One well-known issue of these approaches is the stress singularity resulted from the spatial discontinuity at the crack tip/front. The requirement of guiding criteria for various cracking behaviors, such as initiation, propagation, and branching, also poses some challenges. Comparing to the continuum based formulation, the discrete approaches, such as lattice spring method, discrete element method, and peridynamics, have certain advantages when modeling various fracture problems due to their intrinsic characteristics in... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Chen, Hailong (Author) / Liu, Yongming (Advisor) / Jiao, Yang (Committee member) / Mignolet, Marc (Committee member) / Oswald, Jay (Committee member) / Solanki, Kiran (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Mechanical engineering / Mechanics / Anisotropic Materials / Elasticity / Fracture / Lattice Spring Model / Nonlocal Potential / Polycrystalline Materials
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 237 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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