AuthorYuan, Xiaozhen, 1965-
AdvisorFrantziskonis, George N.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA simplified version of a model that accounts for distributed damage in brittle materials is adopted. It is then extended for the study of the effects of random initial inhomogeneity on material response. A model case regarding random initial inhomogeneity in a structure (specimen) subjected to uniform static compression is studied by including pre-processing and appropriate modifications to a general two dimensional finite element program. From the numerical calculations obtained, the character of damage growth in brittle materials is then studied and discussed.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics