Nonsmooth fracture dynamics of functionally graded materials
Titre du congrès :EURODYMAT 2006 8th International Conference on Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Material under Dynamic Loading
Ville du congrès :Dijon
Date du congrès :11/09/2006
This paper presents a numerical framework for the simulation of dynamic fracture of heterogeneous material. It consists in a multibody approach based both on the concept of Frictional Cohesive Zone Model and on NonSmooth Contact Dynamics. The heterogeneities of the material are taken into account using a multiscale method. The microscopic scale corresponds to the scale of heterogeneities. The macroscopic scale corresponds to the structure where gradients of properties could be invoked. The ability of the framework is illustrated on the fracture of hydrided Zircaloy-4, constituting nuclear cladding tube, under transient loading.