The cohesive segments method for the simulation of fracture Conference Paper uri icon


  • The cohesive segments method is briefly described. This method, which uses the partition-of-unity property of finite element shape functions, allows for the simulation of discontinuous crack growth in a mesh independent way. The potential of the method in both quasi-static and dynamic simulations is illustrated by two examples.

published proceedings

  • 11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11

author list (cited authors)

  • Remmers, J., De Borst, R., & Needleman, A.

complete list of authors

  • Remmers, JJC||De Borst, R||Needleman, A

publication date

  • December 2005