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One type of singularity that may appear in a three-dimensional fracture problem under elastic behavior is the free corner singularity, which occurs at the intersection of the crack with a free boundary and whose effect is usually ignored. The extended finite element method (XFEM) [...]

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The simulation of immiscible two-phase flows on Eulerian meshes requires the use of special techniques to guarantee a sharp definition of the evolving fluid interface. This work describes [...]

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Delamination strength is the mechanical property which plays a key role in the pathological process referred to as Arterial Dissection. This dissection, known especially for its occurrence in the thoracic aorta, is manifested by a separation of the layers of an artery wall, and may [...]

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The present work focuses on the mechanical characterization of polymer matrix composites reinforced with graphene oxide (GO) nanostructures. Firstly, the selection of the polymer matrix, the parameters for performing a proper curing and the fabrication of the composite material [...]