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Some remarks on the damage unilateral effect modelling for microcracked materials

Welemane, Hélène and Cormery, Fabrice Some remarks on the damage unilateral effect modelling for microcracked materials. (2002) International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 11 (1). 65-86. ISSN 1056-7895

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This study deals with the macroscopic modelling of the mechanical behaviour of microcracked materials and particularly with the unilateral aspect of such damage which leads, at the closure of microcracks, to a partial damage deactivation. By means of a micromechanical analysis, the aim of this article is first to point out the influence of the opening-closure of microdefects on the effective elastic properties of a microcracked medium. According to these considerations, a new elastic moduli recovery condition at damage deactivation is proposed. The introduction of this condition within the anisotropic damage model proposed by Halm and Dragon, 1996 allows to extend its micromechanical background while preserving its main advantages, in particular the continuity of the stress-strain response and the symmetry of the stiffness tensor.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to SAGE Publications editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at: http://ijd.sagepub.com/content/11/1/65
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille - USTL (FRANCE)
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Laboratoire de Mécanique de Lille - LML (Lille, France) - Couplages thermo-hydromécaniques et chimiques
Deposited On:24 Jan 2013 10:17

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