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By Wohua Zhang

"Continuum harm Mechanics and Numerical purposes" provides a scientific improvement of the speculation of Continuum harm Mechanics and its numerical engineering purposes utilizing a unified kind of the mathematical formulations in anisotropic and isotropic harm versions. The theoretical framework relies at the thermodynamic concept of strength and fabric dissipation and is defined through a collection of primary formulations of constitutive equations of broken fabrics, improvement equations of the broken nation, and evolution equations of micro-structures. based on ideas of damage-dissipation of the fabric nation and potent evolution of fabric homes, some of these complex equations, which take nonsymmetrized results of wear elements into consideration, are constructed and converted from the normal normal failure types in order that they are extra simply utilized and proven in quite a lot of engineering practices via experimental checking out. Dr. Wohua Zhang is a Professor at Engineering Mechanics examine middle in Zhejiang college of China. Dr. Yuanqiang Cai is a Professor at division of Civil Engineering in Zhejiang collage of China.

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4 Survey of Kinetic Equations for Damaged Materials It should be pointed out that the development of kinetic equations for internal state variables would be important in continuum damage mechanics, especially for damage growth. 1 Kinetic Behaviors due to Micro-Structural Changes As mentioned in the previous sections, the micro-structural state in a material can be expressed by the internal state variables based on the aspect of thermodynamics. The change in the micro-structural state may be influenced by environmental effects due to moisture and temperature, etc, in addition t o mechanical loads.

2-3(c). 2-3(b), and occurs during high temperature creep, but at high stress levels. 2-3(b) and (c), was observed by Dyson et al. [2-204]. 2-4(a). A void can grow during creep by diffusion of atoms away from it, or by the plastic flow of the material, which surrounds it, or by the combination of both [2-205]. If the void growth is controlled by boundary diffusion alone, matter diffuses out of the growing void and plates onto the grain boundary. If surface diffusion is rapid, matter is distributed quickly within the void, allowing its shape to remain near-spherical.

This has been the starting point of continuum damage mechanics, which has been further developed for dissipation and low cycle fatigue in metals by Lemaitre [2-19], for coupling between damage and creep by Leckie and Hayhurst [2-58], for damage and cyclic creep by Hult [2-62]' for high cycle fatigue by Chaboche [2-35 rv 36] and for creep fatigue interaction by Lemaitre and Chaboche [2-20]. Later, the thermodynamics of irreversible processes provided the necessary scientific basis to justify continuum damage mechanics as a theory (before 1993: Chaboche [2-33], Lemaitre and Chaboche [2-22], Leckie and Hayhurst [2-60], Murakami [2-48], Cordebois and Sidoroff [2-181] and Krajcinovic [245]; after 1993: Ibijola [2-2], Zhang and Valliappan [2-74], Voyiadjis [2-124], Tang et al.

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