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Peridynamic Shell Model Based on Micro-Beam Bond

Guojun Zheng1,2, Zhaomin Yan1, Yang Xia1,2, Ping Hu1,2, Guozhe Shen1,2,*

1 School of Automotive Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, China

* Corresponding Author: Guozhe Shen. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Peridynamics and its Current Progress)

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2023, 134(3), 1975-1995.


Peridynamics (PD) is a non-local mechanics theory that overcomes the limitations of classical continuum mechanics (CCM) in predicting the initiation and propagation of cracks. However, the calculation efficiency of PD models is generally lower than that of the traditional finite element method (FEM). Structural idealization can greatly improve the calculation efficiency of PD models for complex structures. This study presents a PD shell model based on the micro-beam bond via the homogenization assumption. First, the deformations of each endpoint of the micro-beam bond are calculated through the interpolation method. Second, the micro-potential energy of the axial, torsional, and bending deformations of the bond can be established from the deformations of endpoints. Finally, the micro moduli of the shell model can be obtained via the equivalence principle of strain energy density (SED). In addition, a new fracture criterion based on the SED of the micro-beam bond is adopted for crack simulation. Numerical examples of crack propagation are provided, and the results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed PD shell model.


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Zheng, G., Yan, Z., Xia, Y., Hu, P., Shen, G. (2023). Peridynamic Shell Model Based on Micro-Beam Bond. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 134(3), 1975–1995.

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