A 3D multi-scale cohesive-zone model (CZM) combining friction and finite dilation by a multi-plane approach (M-CZM), based on the concept of Representative Multiplane Element (RME), is developed within the mechanics of generalized continua for the analysis of mixed-mode fracture. The proposed M-CZM formulation captures the increase of measured fracture energy in mode II as a natural effect of multi-scale coupling between cohesion, friction and interlocking, employing a reduced set of micromechanical parameters characterized by a well-defined micromechanical interpretation. This permits to devise clear calibration and identification procedures for 3D fracture problems. Upon assessing the retrieval, by a regular 5-plane RME, of a quasi-isotropic response for fracture resistance and for dilation, the M-CZM is employed in FEM simulations of Double-Cantilever Beam (DCB) tests to obtain predictions of mixed mode I–II and mixed mode I–III fracture resistance. The DCB analyses show the key role of the characteristic height of asperities in determining the macroscopic fracture resistance in both mixed mode I–II and I–III interactions. Numerical results also show the independence of the mode-I fracture resistance on the geometry of the beam section and a marked dependence of the measured mixed-mode fracture resistance on the section aspect ratio.

A 3D two-scale multiplane cohesive-zone model for mixed-mode fracture with finite dilation

SACCO, Elio
2017

Abstract

A 3D multi-scale cohesive-zone model (CZM) combining friction and finite dilation by a multi-plane approach (M-CZM), based on the concept of Representative Multiplane Element (RME), is developed within the mechanics of generalized continua for the analysis of mixed-mode fracture. The proposed M-CZM formulation captures the increase of measured fracture energy in mode II as a natural effect of multi-scale coupling between cohesion, friction and interlocking, employing a reduced set of micromechanical parameters characterized by a well-defined micromechanical interpretation. This permits to devise clear calibration and identification procedures for 3D fracture problems. Upon assessing the retrieval, by a regular 5-plane RME, of a quasi-isotropic response for fracture resistance and for dilation, the M-CZM is employed in FEM simulations of Double-Cantilever Beam (DCB) tests to obtain predictions of mixed mode I–II and mixed mode I–III fracture resistance. The DCB analyses show the key role of the characteristic height of asperities in determining the macroscopic fracture resistance in both mixed mode I–II and I–III interactions. Numerical results also show the independence of the mode-I fracture resistance on the geometry of the beam section and a marked dependence of the measured mixed-mode fracture resistance on the section aspect ratio.
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