A Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin phase-field model for brittle fracture with adaptive refinement

Author (s): Muixí, A; Rodríguez-Ferran, A.; Fernández-Méndez, S.
Journal: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

Date: 2019

Abstract:
In this paper, we propose an adaptive refinement strategy for phase-field models of brittle fracture, which is based on a novel Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin (HDG) formulation of the problem. The adaptive procedure considers standard elements and only one type of h-refined elements, dynamically located along the propagating cracks. Thanks to the weak imposition of inter-element continuity in HDG methods, and in contrast with other existing adaptive approaches, hanging nodes or special transition elements are not needed, which simplifies the implementation. Various numerical experiments, including one branching test, show the accuracy, robustness and applicability of the presented approach to quasi-static phase-field simulations.

  
  

Bibtex:

@article{Muixi2019,
  AUTHOR =       {Muix{\'i}, Alba and Rodr{\'i}guez-Ferran, Antonio and Fern{\'a}ndez-M{\'e}ndez, Sonia},
  TITLE =        {A Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin phase-field model for brittle fracture with adaptive refinement},
  JOURNAL =      {International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering},
  YEAR =         {2019},
  note =       {accepted for publication},
}