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    • Analysis of delamination growth with discontinuous finite elements 

      Remmers, Joris J C; Wells, G N; De Borst, R (2001-06)
      Delamination is one of the most important failure mechanisms in laminates. Normally, it is modelled using interface elements. These elements are placed between two layers that are modelled with continuum elements. The ...
    • Analysis of delamination growth with discontinuous solid-like shell elements 

      Remmers, Joris J C; Wells, G N; De Borst, R (2002)
      In this contribution a new finite element is presented for the simulation of delamination growth in thin layered composite materials. The element is based on the solid-like shell element, a volume element that can be used ...
    • Computational modelling of cracks in viscoplastic media 

      Wells, G N; Sluys, L J; De Borst, R (2001)
      A newly developed numerical model is used to simulate propagating cracks in a strain softening viscoplastic medium. The model allows the simulation of displacement discontinuities independently of a finite element mesh. ...
    • A Précis of Some Recent Developments in Computational Failure Mechanics 

      De Borst, R; Askes, Harm; Gutiérrez, Miguel A; Remmers, Joris J C; Wells, G N (2002)
      A concise overview is given of various numerical methods that can be used to analyse localisation and failure in engineering materials. The importance of the cohesive-zone approach is emphasised and various ways of ...