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DOI 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2017.09.005
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Title (Primary) Material forces: An insight into configurational mechanics
Author Parisio, F.; Naumov, D.; Kolditz, O. ORCID logo ; Nagel, T.
Source Titel Mechanics Research Communications
Year 2018
Department ENVINF
Volume 93
Page From 114
Page To 118
Language englisch
Keywords Material mechanics; Configurational forces; Bar with defects; Interface effects; OpenGeoSys
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Abstract The concept of material or configurational forces, albeit not new, is one of those innovations in theoretical mechanics that has struggled to reach the success of wide-spread acceptance, or even familiarity. Perhaps, one reason for this is to be found in the few available introductory examples or in the non-trivial physical-mathematical approach often taken to establish this concept, although by no means more complex than other treatments in non-linear continuum mechanics. With this work we aim at contributing to the dissemination of configurational mechanics concepts by guiding the reader through an introductory analytical example step by step and comparing it to numerically obtained results. The numerical model is solved with OpenGeoSys (OGS-6), an open-source, C++-based, object-oriented finite element platform for the thermo-hydro-mechanical analysis of coupled processes in fractured porous media. In the spirit of the open-source philosophy, and to enable the readers to reproduce the example themselves, both the source code and the input files are available online. The example highlights—in a simple and intuitive manner—several insightful aspects related to configurational mechanics.
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Parisio, F., Naumov, D., Kolditz, O., Nagel, T. (2018):
Material forces: An insight into configurational mechanics
Mech. Res. Commun. 93 , 114 - 118 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2017.09.005