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This paper presents a detailed numerical study of the retrogressive failure of

landslides in sensitive clays. The dynamic modelling of the landslides is carried

out using a novel continuum approach, the particle finite element method,

complemented [...]

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Traditional smeared orthotropic models display an unacceptable dependence of the solution on the alignment of the mesh, which usually manifests as stress locking. A solution for this drawback [...]

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This paper briefly reviews the formulations used over the last 40 years for the solution of problems involving tensile cracking, with both the discrete and the smeared crack approaches. [...]

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This paper describes a procedure for the solution of problems involving tensile [...]

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This paper recovers the original spirit of the continuous crack approaches, where displacements jumps across the crack are smeared over the affected elements and the behaviour is established [...]

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This paper describes a procedure for the solution of problems involving tensile cracking [...]

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This paper recovers the original spirit of the continuous crack approaches, where displacements jumps across the crack are smeared over the affected elements and the behaviour is established [...]

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This paper deals with the question of strain localization associated with materials which exhibit softening due to tensile straining. A standard local isotropic Rankine damage model with [...]

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This paper presents the application of a stabilized mixed strain/displacement finite element formulation for the solution of nonlinear solid mechanics problems involving compressible and [...]

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The development of slip lines, due to strain localization, is a common cause for failure of soil in many circumstances investigated in geotechnical engineering. Through the use of numerical [...]