Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Computational Methods for Fracture 2015

Publishing date
03 Jul 2015
Submission deadline
13 Feb 2015

Lead Editor

1Bauhaus University Weimar, Weimar, Germany

2Tongji University, Shanghai, China

3TDT University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Computational Methods for Fracture 2015


The prediction of fracture and failure of engineering systems and materials is of high practical relevance. An enormous effort was made in the past to develop new numerical methods in order to predict fracture. Among the most popular methods for fracture are the extended finite element method (XFEM) or generalized finite element method (GFEM), embedded finite element method (EFEM), and meshfree methods, to name a few. Besides the enormous progress, computational modeling of fracture remains of high interest in the engineering and materials science community.

The main focus of this special issue is on computational methods for fracture. Articles submitted to this special issue can also be concerned about large-scale engineering applications, implementational aspects, and constitutive modeling. Articles dealing with the transfer of length scales in the context of multiscale methods for fracture are particularly welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in partition of unity methods for fracture
  • Meshless methods for fracture
  • Phase-field models for fracture
  • Constitutive modeling
  • Nonlocal models
  • Cohesive zone models
  • Ductile fracture
  • Large-scale engineering applications
  • Parallel-coding and implementational aspects
  • Multiscale modeling of fracture
  • Discrete element methods
  • Peridynamics


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 890890
  • - Editorial

Computational Methods for Fracture 2015

Timon Rabczuk | Xiaoying Zhuang | Trung Nguyen-Thoi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 494617
  • - Research Article

Impact Resistance of Concrete Structures

R. Drathi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 729672
  • - Review Article

Recent Developments in Multiscale and Multiphase Modelling of the Hydraulic Fracturing Process

Yong Sheng | Marina Sousani | ... | Mohamed Pourkashanian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 579869
  • - Research Article

Fracture and Delamination Assessment of Prestressed Composite Concrete for Use with Pipe Jacking Method

Qing Gong | Hehua Zhu | ... | Zeyu Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 921413
  • - Research Article

The Fracture Influence on the Energy Loss of Compressed Air Energy Storage in Hard Rock

Hehua Zhu | Xingyu Chen | ... | Zhiliang Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 638783
  • - Research Article

Enriched Element-Free Galerkin Method for Fracture Analysis of Functionally Graded Piezoelectric Materials

Guang Wei Meng | Hui Wang | ... | Feng Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 637254
  • - Research Article

Mode Stresses for the Interaction between an Inclined Crack and a Curved Crack in Plane Elasticity

N. M. A. Nik Long | M. R. Aridi | Z. K. Eshkuvatov
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