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A multiscale failure model for analysis of thin heterogeneous plates
Caglar Oskay,
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Volume: 19
Issue: 5
Pages: 575 - 610
This manuscript presents a new multiscale framework for the analysis of failure of thin heterogeneous structures. The new framework is based on the asymptotic homogenization method with multiple spatial scales, which provides a rigorous mathematical basis for bridging the microscopic scales associated with the periodic microstructure and thickness and the macroscopic scale associated with the in-plane dimensions of the macrostructure. The proposed approach generalizes the Caillerie-Kohn-Vogelius elastostatic heterogeneous plate theory for failure analysis when subjected to static and dynamic loads. Inelastic fields are represented using the eigendeformation concept. A computationally efficient n-partition computational homogenization model is developed for simulation of large scale structural systems without significantly compromising on the solution accuracy. The proposed model is verified against direct 3D finite element simulations and experimental observations under static and dynamic loads. {\textcopyright} 2010 The Author(s).
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