Modelling of granular fracture in polycrystalline materials using ordinary state-based peridynamics

Ning Zhu, Dennj De Meo, Erkan Oterkus

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An ordinary state-based peridynamic formulation is developed to analyse cubic polycrystalline materials for the first time in the literature. This new approach has the advantage that no constraint condition is imposed on material constants as opposed to bond-based peridynamic theory. The formulation is validated by first considering static analyses and comparing the displacement fields obtained from the finite element method and ordinary state-based peridynamics. Then, dynamic analysis is performed to investigate the effect of grain boundary strength, crystal size, and discretization size on fracture behaviour and fracture morphology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number977
Number of pages23
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2016


  • polycrystalline materials
  • ordinary state-based peridynamics
  • transgranular fracture
  • intergranular fracture
  • peridynamics
  • finite element method
  • grain boundary strength
  • crystal size
  • discretization size
  • fracture behaviour
  • fracture morphology


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