A Strain-Based Formulation for the Coupled Viscoelastic/Damage Behavior.
Technical rept. 1 Feb 97-30 Sep 98
TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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A strain-based thermodynamics framework is proposed for modeling the continuum damage behavior of viscoelastic materials. Damage is represented by an internal state variable in the form of a symmetric second rank tensor. The effect of damage on the constitutive behavior is introduced through direct coupling between the damage variable and the viscoelastic internal state variables. This approach accounts for time-dependent damage as well as damage-induced changes in material symmetry. Also, damage evolution is modeled by employing the concept of damage surfaces.
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