Introduction.- Peridynamic Theory.- Peridynamics for Local Interactions.- Peridynamics for Isotropic Materials.- Peridynamics for Laminated Composite Materials.- Damage Prediction.- Numerical Solution Methods.- Benchmark Problems.- Nonimpact Problems.- Impact Problems.- Coupling of the Peridynamic Theory and Finite Element Methods.- Peridynamic Thermal Diffusion.- Fully Coupled Peridynamic Thermomechanics.
This book presents the peridynamic theory, which provides the capability for improved modeling of progressive failure in materials and structures, and paves the way for addressing multi-physics and multi-scale problems. The book provides students and researchers with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the peridynamic theory and the skills required to analyze engineering problems. The text may be used in courses such as Multi-physics and Multi-scale Analysis, Nonlocal Computational Mechanics, and Computational Damage Prediction. Sample algorithms for the solution of benchmark problems are available so that the reader can modify these algorithms, and develop their own solution algorithms for specific problems. Students and researchers will find this book an essential and invaluable reference on the topic.
Introduces a new theory to advance in the analysis of existing and new structures and materials
Provides sample algorithms for students, as well as researchers, to self-study and discover their own solutions to problems
Provides a comprehensive introduction to this emerging method and is suitable for graduate courses