On continuum damage mechanics


  • Kari Juhani Santaoja Aalto University


spherical voids, Hookean matrix response, effective stress, uniaxial bar model, carbide coarsening, creep


A material containing spherical microvoids with a Hookean matrix response was shown to take the appearance usually applied in continuum damage mechanics. However, the commonly used variable damage D was replaced with the void volume fraction f , which has a clear physical meaning, and the elastic strain tensor \Bold {ε}^e with the damage-elastic strain tensor \Bold {ε}^{de}. The postulate of strain equivalence with the effective stress concept was reformulated and applied to a case where the response of the matrix obeys Hooke’s law. In contrast to many other studies, in the derived relation between the effective stress tensor \Bold {\Tilde{σ}} and the stress tensor \Bold {σ}, the tensor \Bold {\Tilde{σ}} is symmetric. A uniaxial bar model was introduce for clarifying the derived results. Other candidates for damage were demonstrated by studying the effect of carbide coarsening on creep rate.

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Santaoja, K. J. (2019). On continuum damage mechanics. Rakenteiden Mekaniikka, 52(3), 125–147. https://doi.org/10.23998/rm.76025