Continuum Damage Mechanics (C.D.M.) has developed continuously since the early works of Kachanov and Rabotnov. It constitutes a practical tool to take into account the various damaging processes in materials and structures at a macroscopic continuum level. The main basic features of C.D.M. are considered in the first part together with its present capabilities, including damage definitions and measures, and its incorporation into a thermodynamic general framework. Practical damage growth equations will be reviewed in the second part of the paper.
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Continuum Damage Mechanics: Part I—General Concepts
J. L. Chaboche
Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Ae´rospatiales, F-92320 Chaˆtillon Cedex, France
Chaboche, J. L. (March 1, 1988). "Continuum Damage Mechanics: Part I—General Concepts." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. March 1988; 55(1): 59–64. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3173661
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