Simulation of fracture in heterogeneous materials with the cohesive segments method Conference Paper uri icon


  • In the cohesive segments method, the nucleation, growth and coalescence of cracks is modelled by incorporating multiple cohesive zones in continuum elements by using the partition-of-unity property of finite element shape functions. In this contribution, the possibility of simulating crack branching is demonstrated by a small example.

published proceedings

  • Computational Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Plasticity, COMPLAS VIII

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