Abstract

The phase-field approach to predicting crack initiation and propagation relies on a damage accumulation function to describe the phase, or state, of fracturing material. The material is in some phase between either completely undamaged or completely cracked. A continuous transition [...]

Abstract

The methods of two-scale analysis based on the method of numerical material testing (NMT) and plate testing (NPT) have indisputable superiority over FE2 -type micro-macro coupling schemes, though there are some issues to be resolved or examined. In particular, the decoupling of [...]