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.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nelson, Royd R., "Two-Dimensional Computer Modeling of Joints and Fractures in Continua" (1983). All Theses and Dissertations. 3462.
Two-Dimensional, Computer, Model, Joint, Fracture, Continua, Numerical, Formulation, Cracks, Mathematical, Code, Element