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    • Discontinuities in regularised media 

      Simone, A; Wells, G N; Sluys, L J (2003)
      Discontinuous interpolation of the problem fields in non-local and rate-dependent media is considered. The necessity of discontinuities in the analysis of failure processes and some of the requirements for the introduction ...
    • Discontinuous Modelling of Crack Propagation in a Gradient-Enhanced Continuum 

      Simone, A; Wells, G N; Sluys, L J (2002-07)
      A numerical model for the description of the combined continuous/discontinuous failure in a regularised strain-softening continuum is proposed. The continuum is regularised through the introduction of gradient terms into ...
    • An interface element based on the partition of unity 

      Simone, A; Remmers, Joris J C; Wells, G N (Delft University of Technology, 2001)
      An alternative interface finite element is developed. By using the partition of unity property of finite element shape functions, discontinuous shape functions are added to the standard finite element basis. The interface ...
    • A novel technique for modelling interfaces in reinforced brittle materials 

      Simone, A; Wells, G N; Sluys, L J (2001)
      A novel numerical technique for the modelling of interfaces is introduced for the analysis of reinforced brittle materials. The method exploits the partition of unity property of finite element shape functions. By considering ...
    • Simulating discontinuities in a gradient-enhanced continuum 

      Simone, A; Wells, G N; Sluys, L J (2002)
      A continuum-discrete model for failure in quasi-brittle materials is presented. The continuum is regularised through the introduction of gradient terms into the constitutive model. At the transition to discrete failure, ...