Fracture phenomena have been extensively studied in the last several decades. Continuum mechanics-based approaches, such as finite element methods and extended finite element methods, are widely used for fracture simulation. One well-known issue of these approaches is the stress singularity resulted from the spatial discontinuity at the crack tip/front.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
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- Field of study: Mechanical engineering