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Continuum models of ductile fracture : A review

Jacques Besson 1, *
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Abstract : The past 20 years have seen substantial work on the modeling of ductile damage and fracture. Several factors explain this interest. (i) There is a growing demand to provide tools which allow to increase the efficiency of structures (reduce weight, increase service temperature or load, etc.) while keeping or increasing safety. This goal is indeed first achieved by using better materials but also by improving design tools. Better tools have been provided which consist (ii) of material constitutive equations integrating a physically-based description of damage processes and (iii) of better numerical tools which allow to use the improved constitutive equations in structural computations which become more and more realistic. This article reviews the material constitutive equations and computational tools, which have been recently developed to simulate ductile rupture.
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Jacques Besson. Continuum models of ductile fracture : A review. International Journal of Damage Mechanics, SAGE Publications, 2010, 19, pp.3-52. ⟨10.1177/1056789509103482⟩. ⟨hal-00550957⟩

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