Coupling Local and Nonlocal Models

Yan Azdoud, Fei Han, David J. Littlewood, Gilles Lubineau, Pablo Seleson

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In [46], it was shown that elastic PD models converge to corresponding CCM models in the limit of vanishing nonlocality. Moreover, it can be shown that linear PD models exhibit the same material response as corresponding CCM models in problems characterized by smooth deformations (cf. Section 14.3.1). As a consequence, it may be possible to replace PD governing equations with corresponding CCM equations in domains where the models behave similarly. In that case, PD models are applied in regions where discontinuities may be present, while CCM models are applied far from such regions, where displacement fields are smooth. Simulations based on a coupled PD/CCM model can result in efficient and accurate solutions of PD problems. The main challenge lies in the design of algorithms that properly couple the two models across interfaces.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Peridynamic Modeling
PublisherChapman and Hall/CRC
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9781482230444
StatePublished - Nov 3 2016

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-11-03
Acknowledgements: The work of DJL was supported by Sandia. Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. SAND 2014-4214P.


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