A NURBS-BEM application in continuum damage mechanics

Vincenzo Mallardo, Eugenio Ruocco, Gernot Beer

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In this paper the integral equation approach is used to describe the propagation of continuum damage in three dimensional solids. The governing equation is of integral type and contains both boundary and domain integrals. Such integrals are computed with the aid of the NURBS functions. The subvolume involved by the damage is modelled by a special mapping procedure that avoids the use of the internal cells. The implementation is verified on a test case for which an analytical solution is available.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics XVII
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035713503
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event17th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2018 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 Sept 20186 Sept 2018

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume774 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


Conference17th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2018


  • Integral equation
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • Non linear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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