Adaptive analysis using nonlocal damage models

Three-point bending (isotropic damage model)


Four-point shear

isotropic damage model anisotropic damage model


Older results on fixed meshes (1997)

Koyna Dam
Propagation of a crack in a concrete gravity dam under increasing overflow. Colors indicate damage intensity. 
3D beam
Damage localization in a 3D beam model under three-point bending. Black lines are opening cracks, white lines are closing cracks, and colors indicate damage intensity. 

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