CAM Seminar

September 5, 2018

Weizhang Huang, University of Kansas

Title: Phase-field modeling of brittle fracture

Abstract: The phase-field approach for numerical simulation of initiation and propagation of brittle fracture will be presented. Challenges of the approach, including non-smoothness of the energy functional, violation of fracture boundary conditions, and the need for mesh adaptation, and possible remedies for these challenges will be discussed. In particular, a moving mesh finite element method will be presented for the numerical solution of a phase-field model for brittle fracture.

CAM Seminar Fall 2018