Abstract

This thesis presents a numerical formulation which incorporates the effects of joints, cracks, and fractures into a mathematical mode used to in an existing finite element code. Two separate crack definitions were incorporated, one involving a discrete crack model, and the other a continuum approach defining a new material with regularly spaced joints. Several examples are also presented demonstrating the use of this capability.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rights

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Date Submitted

1983-12-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd392

Keywords

Two-Dimensional, Computer, Model, Joint, Fracture, Continua, Numerical, Formulation, Cracks, Mathematical, Code, Element

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