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The paper introduces a new global damage evaluation method which leads to a meaningful global damage index. A numerical procedure for the prediction of local and global damage in civil engineering structures using the finite element method and a continuum damage model, is presented. [...]

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This work presents the composite materials applied to Water Current Turbine (WCT) hydrokinetic turbines. Here will be briefly described the features of these turbines, the fluid-dynamic behavior of the rotor, and its structure formed into a composite material. From the structural [...]

Abstract

The paper introduces a new global damage evaluation method which leads to a meaningful global damage index. A numerical procedure for the prediction of local and global [...]

Abstract

The paper introduces a new global damage evaluation method, thus obtaining a meaningful global damage index (GDI). A numerical procedure for predicting a local and global damage in civil engineering structures using the finite element method and a continuum damage model is presented. [...]