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dc.contributorRodríguez Ferran, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorCasado-Antolin, Montserrat
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.description.abstractA usual trick in various modelling approaches for computational fracture (i.e. damage models, phase-field approaches) is to include an artificial residual stiffness. This is done to avoid singularity of the tangent stiffness matrix. The goal of this MSc thesis is to assess how this numerically motivated parameter affects the mechanical response. Alternative ways to include the desired residual stiffness without an accompanying, undesired, residual load-carrying capacity will also be explored, and tested by means of one- and two-dimensional numerical examples.
dc.publisherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil
dc.subject.lcshFracture mechanics
dc.subject.othercontinuous models
dc.subject.othernon-local damage models
dc.subject.othernon-local displacements
dc.subject.otherartificial stiffness
dc.subject.othertransient gradient activity
dc.titleA continuous damage model to mimic sharp cracks in quasi-brittle materials
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.subject.lemacMecànica de fractura
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.audience.mediatorEscola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona

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