Case studies in numerical simulation of crack trajectories in brittle materials

TitleCase studies in numerical simulation of crack trajectories in brittle materials
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
Date Published04/2012
JournalFrattura ed Integrità Strutturale
Volume20
Issue4
Pagination32-35
Publication Languageeng
AuthorsGagula-Palalic, S, Jasarevic, H
ISSN Number19718993
Abstract

Statistical Fracture Mechanics, formalism of few natural ideas is applied to simulation of crack trajectories in brittle material. The “diffusion approximation” of the crack diffusion model represents crack trajectories as a one-dimensional Wiener process with advantage of well-developed mathematical formalism and simplicity of creating computer generated realizations (fractal dimension d = 1.5). However, the most of reported d values are in the range 1.1-1.3. As a result, fractional integration of Wiener processes is applied for lowering d and to generate computer simulated trajectories. Case studies on numerical simulation of experimentally observed crack trajectories in sandstone (discs tested in indirect tensile strength test) and concrete (compact tension specimens tested in the quasi-static splitting tensile test) are presented here.

DOI10.3221/IGF-ESIS.20.04
Refereed DesignationRefereed