A model for predicting the multiscale crack growth due to an impact in heterogeneous viscoelastic solids Academic Article uri icon


  • A two-scale model for predicting the multiple crack growth in viscoelastic solids due to an impact is presented. The cracks are considered only at the local scale through the use of a micromechanical viscoelastic cohesive zone model. The multiscale model has been implemented in a finite-element code. In order to minimize the computation time, the local finite-element meshes are solved in parallel by multiple processors. An example problem is given in order to demonstrate the capabilities of the model. 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

published proceedings

  • Mechanics of Composite Materials

author list (cited authors)

  • Souza, F. V., & Allen, D. H.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Souza, FV||Allen, DH

publication date

  • January 2009