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This contribution describes a numerical method to solve the peridynamics equations using a simple explicit scheme based on the Euler method , where the spatial discretisation consists of a finite set of material particles and interparticle bonds. Cracks may develop by disruption of these interparticle bonds. The onset and evolution of discrete cracks in tensile zones is predicted in this paper using simple examples. The formulation of the method, comparison with the elastic theory and derivation of relations between model parameters and macroscopic elastic modulus are presented. Furthermore, an initial investigation of the model’s ability to reproduce damage through the spontaneous formation of cracks during loading is analysed. The obtained results, may improve the models used to describe concrete structures and materials vulnerable to cracking. Those improved models, may lead to higher construction quality and mitigation of environmental issues.
|Title of host publication||The 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, (WCCM) XII, 2016|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2016|
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6/07/15 → 14/09/17
Project: Research council
Orr, J. (Project Leader), Miranda, H. (Creator) & Williams, C. (Creator), University of Bath, 24 Jul 2016