Introduction of an internal time in nonlocal integral theories

Abstract : Nonlocal damage models are now commonly used. Their ability to make finite element computations with softening laws robust and mesh independent is well established. There are nevertheless still a few open questions as the identification of the so-called internal length lc, as its loading or its boundray independency. One focus in the present note on the boundary conditions problem and on the feature that points separated by a crack or a hole should not interact as they do in Pijaudier-Cabot and Bazant initial nonlocal theory. Instead of defining an internal length one proposes to make the nonlocal weight function as a function of the information time propagation of an elastic wave normalized by an internal time τc.
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Rodrigue Desmorat, Fabrice Gatuingt. Introduction of an internal time in nonlocal integral theories. 2007. ⟨hal-01017193⟩



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