Journal article
Two scale-based continuum damage model for brittle materials under thermomechanical loading



Publication Details
Authors:
Ricoeur, A.; Henneberg, D.
Publisher:
Trans Tech Publications
Publication year:
2013
Journal:
Key Engineering Materials
Pages range:
589-592
Volume number:
525-526
Start page:
589
End page:
592
Number of pages:
4
ISSN:
1013-9826

Abstract
Ceramic refractory materials initially contain a multitude of defects such as voids, microcracks, grain boundaries etc. Particularly being exposed to high temperatures above 1000 degrees C the macroscopic properties such as effective compliance, strength and lifetime are essentially determined by microscopic features of the material. The deformation process and failure mechanisms are going along with the creation of new microdefects as well as the growth and coalescence of cracks. A brittle material damage model for dynamic thermomechanical loading conditions is presented in this paper. Representative volume elements (RVE) include microcrack initiation and growth. The material laws are formulated on the continuum level using appropriate homogenisation methods. To demonstrate the potential of the numerical tools, two examples are presented which are taken from applications. Based on experiments, cyclic thermal shock tests at refractory plates are simulated by FEM. To quantify the thermal shock resistance of ceramics, experiments suggested by Hasselman are simulated numerically supplying a critical temperature slope.


Keywords
damage, fracture, microcracks, multiscale modelling, refractories, thermal shock resistance

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