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A Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Model for Simulating the Material Failure Evolution Due to Localized Heating

Z. Chen1,2, Y. Gan1, J.K. Chen2

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211-2200
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211-2200

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2008, 26(2), 123-138. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2008.026.123

Abstract

A coupled thermo-mechanical constitutive model with decohesion is proposed to simulate the material failure evolution due to localized heating. A discontinuous bifurcation analysis is performed based on a thermoviscoplasticity relation to identify the transition from continuous to discontinuous failure modes as well as the orientation of the discontinuous failure. The thermo-mechanical model is then implemented within the framework of the Material Point Method (MPM) so that the different gradient and divergence operators in the governing differential equations could be discretized in a single computational domain and that continuous remeshing is not required with the evolution of failure. The proposed model-based simulation procedure is verified with analytical solutions available, and the potential of the proposed procedure is demonstrated by simulating the material failure evolution in a prestressed plate subject to laser irradiation.

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Chen, Z., Gan, Y., Chen, J. (2008). A coupled thermo-mechanical model for simulating the material failure evolution due to localized heating. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 26(2), 123-138. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2008.026.123
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Chen Z, Gan Y, Chen J. A coupled thermo-mechanical model for simulating the material failure evolution due to localized heating. Comput Model Eng Sci. 2008;26(2):123-138 https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2008.026.123
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Z. Chen, Y. Gan, and J. Chen "A Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Model for Simulating the Material Failure Evolution Due to Localized Heating," Comput. Model. Eng. Sci., vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 123-138. 2008. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2008.026.123



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