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New paper @IBNM: Hydrogen assisted cracking using an efficient virtual element scheme

New paper @IBNM: Hydrogen assisted cracking using an efficient virtual element scheme

We are thrilled to share that our paper: "Hydrogen assisted cracking using an efficient virtual element scheme" has been published in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (2024), Volume 420, 116708.

In this study, we proposed a novel virtual element formulation for phase field modeling of hydrogen-assisted cracking (HAC). Several qualitative and quantitative benchmark problems are considered to validate the proposed framework's performance. The results show excellent agreement with the corresponding FEM and experimental studies. Meanwhile, the VEM outperforms the FEM concerning CPU time & memory efficiency and exhibits remarkable versatility in the selection of different element types for simulation. Moreover, this work demonstrates the potential of facilitating VEM to solve real-scale fracture mechanics problems with multi-physics coupling.

Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2023.116708