01353nas a2200145 4500008004100000245007400041210006900115260001000184520088100194100002401075700002001099700001901119700001901138856005001157 2014 en d00aRate-independent damage in thermo-viscoelastic materials with inertia0 aRateindependent damage in thermoviscoelastic materials with iner bSISSA3 aWe present a model for rate-independent, unidirectional, partial damage in visco-elastic materials with inertia and thermal effects. The damage process is modeled by means of an internal variable, governed by a rate-independent flow rule. The heat equation and the momentum balance for the displacements are coupled in a highly nonlinear way. Our assumptions on the corresponding energy functional also comprise the case of the Ambrosio-Tortorelli phase-field model (without passage to the brittle limit). We discuss a suitable weak formulation and prove an existence theorem obtained with the aid of a (partially) decoupled time-discrete scheme and variational convergence methods.
We also carry out the asymptotic analysis for vanishing viscosity and inertia and obtain a fully rate-independent limit model for displacements and damage, which is Independent of temperature.1 aLazzaroni, Giuliano1 aRossi, Riccarda1 aThomas, Marita1 aToader, Rodica uhttp://urania.sissa.it/xmlui/handle/1963/7444