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Title: Modelling crack initiation and propagation in masonry using the partition of unity method
Authors: Vandoren, Bram 
De Proft, Kurt 
Simone, Angelo
Sluys, Johannes Lambertus
Issue Date: 2013
Source: 8th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Toledo, Spain, 10-14 March 2013
Abstract: A mesoscopic masonry model is presented using the partition of unity finite element method. Joints are only explicitly introduced when a critical stress state is exceeded, resulting in a computationally more efficient procedure when compared to models in which all joints are a priori active. The performance of the presented model is demonstrated by several numerical examples.
Keywords: masonry; partition of unity; mesoscopic model
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Category: C2
Type: Conference Material
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