00803nas a2200109 4500008004100000245008400041210006900125260001800194520042700212100001800639856003600657 2003 en d00aA finite element approximation of the Griffith\\\'s model in fracture mechanics0 afinite element approximation of the Griffiths model in fracture bSISSA Library3 aThe Griffith model for the mechanics of fractures in brittle materials is consider in the weak formulation of SBD spaces. We suggest an approximation, in the sense of Gamma-convergence, by a sequence of discrete functionals defined on finite elements spaces over structured and adaptive triangulations. The quasi-static evolution for boundary value problems is also taken into account and some numerical results are shown.1 aNegri, Matteo uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/1548