Numerical experiments in revisited brittle fracture
The numerical implementation of the model of brittle fracture developed in Francfort and Marigo (1998. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 46 (8), 1319-1342) is presented. Various computational methods based on variational approximations of the original functional are proposed. They are tested on several antiplanar and planar examples that are beyond the reach of the classical computational tools of fracture mechanics.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Bourdin, B., Francfort, G., & Marigo, J. (2000). Numerical experiments in revisited brittle fracture. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 48 (4), 797-826. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5096(99)00028-9