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Multiscale Damage Modeling in Heterogeneous Materials

Gastvortrag - MUSiC, 19.10.2017


Damage phenomena, macroscopically characterized by decrease in material stiffness or so-called softening, are common in all engineering materials and can significantly decrease structural load-carrying capacity, and eventually lead to a complete loss of mechanical integrity. A lot of engineering materials can be treated as heterogeneous, particularly if they are observed at microscale. Geometrical and material properties of the constituents forming microstructure have a significant impact on material behaviour. Therefore, in order to assess structural integrity and to predict structural lifetime, an analysis evolving microstructure is necessary.

Damage responses of both quasi-brittle and ductile materials will be considered using the multiscale computational procedures. An efficient quasi-brittle damage model implemented into the finite element formulation employing the nonlocal continuum theory is proposed. The damage enhanced constitutive relations are embedded at the structural macrolevel, while the material stiffness matrices are computed at the microscale using the second-order homogenization procedure. Therein, an appropriate representative volume element (RVE), representing a sample of heterogeneous material, is considered. The ductile damage is modelled at the microlevel employing the gradient-enhanced elastoplasticity, and after the homogenisation procedure the state variables are mapped at the macroscale. Here, the first-order computational homogenization scheme is applied. An implicit nonlocal ductile damage model, governing the evolution of damage variable, is comprised. Besides the displacement, the nonlocal equivalent plastic strain measure is discretized over the RVE, and accordingly, the mixed finite element formulation is derived. The macrolevel discretization is performed by means of the regular displacement finite element formulation. All algorithms derived have been implemented into the finite element software ABAQUS. The efficiency and accuracy of the proposed computational strategies will be demonstrated by standard benchmark examples.

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Professor Dr. Jurica Soric
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Institut für Kontinuumsmechanik mit dem IRTG 1627

Termin 19.10.2017
10:00 Uhr - 11:30 Uhr
Ansprechpartner Dorit Schulte
Institut für Kontinuumsmechanik
Appelstraße 11A
30167 Hannover
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