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Volume 1, 2010
Meshfree Methods for Dynamic Fracture
T. Rabczuk1, S. Bordas2 and H. Askes3

1Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany
2Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
3Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

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T. Rabczuk, S. Bordas, H. Askes, "Meshfree Methods for Dynamic Fracture", Computational Technology Reviews, vol. 1, pp. 157-185, 2010. doi:10.4203/ctr.1.6
Keywords: meshfree methods, dynamic fracture, cracks, large deformations, fluid-structure interaction.

This paper presents an overview of meshfree methods with respect to their application to dynamic fracture. Different modelling techniques for discrete cracks in meshfree methods are described. Furthermore, difficulties when dynamic fracture occurs under large deformations and fluid-structure interaction are discussed and some opportunities on how to avoid these difficulties are given. Finally, the paper closes with some future perspectives for meshfree methods.

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