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dc.contributor.advisorFrantziskonis, George N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Xiaozhen, 1965-en_US
dc.creatorYuan, Xiaozhen, 1965-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-16T09:22:03Z
dc.date.available2013-05-16T09:22:03Z
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/291367
dc.description.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.
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dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectGeotechnology.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mining.en_US
dc.titleRandom initial inhomogeneity in brittle materialsen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1345388en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27003607en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-04T07:52:31Z
html.description.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.


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