We present a variational model for the quasi-static crack growth in hydraulic fracture in the framework of the energy formulation of rate-independent processes. The cracks are assumed to lie on a prescribed plane and to satisfy a very weak regularity assumption.

PB - Elsevier VL - 109 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11767/17350 IS - Nov U1 - 34741 U2 - Mathematics U4 - 1 U5 - MAT/05 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quasistatic crack evolution for a cohesive zone model with different response to loading and unloading: a Young measures approach JF - ESAIM: COCV 17 (2011) 1-27 Y1 - 2011 A1 - Filippo Cagnetti A1 - Rodica Toader AB - A new approach to irreversible quasistatic fracture growth is given, by means of Young measures. The study concerns a cohesive zone model with prescribed crack path, when the material gives different responses to loading and unloading phases. In the particular situation of constant unloading response, the result contained in [6] is recovered. In this case, the convergence of the discrete time approximations is improved. PB - Cambridge University Press / EDP Sciences UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/2355 U1 - 1662 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quasistatic crack growth in elasto-plastic materials: the two-dimensional case JF - Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal. 196 (2010) 867-906 Y1 - 2010 A1 - Gianni Dal Maso A1 - Rodica Toader AB - We study a variational model for the quasistatic evolution of elasto-plastic materials with cracks in the case of planar small strain associative elasto-plasticity. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/2964 U1 - 1736 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quasistatic Crack Growth in Nonlinear Elasticity JF - Arch. Ration. Mech. Anal. 176 (2005) 165-225 Y1 - 2005 A1 - Gianni Dal Maso A1 - Gilles A. Francfort A1 - Rodica Toader AB - In this paper, we prove a new existence result for a variational model of crack growth in brittle materials proposed in [15]. We consider the case of $n$-dimensional finite elasticity, for an arbitrary $n\\\\ge1$, with a quasiconvex bulk energy and with prescribed boundary deformations and applied loads, both depending on time. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/2293 U1 - 1723 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Quasi-static evolution in brittle fracture: the case of bounded solutions JF - Quad. Mat. Dip. Mat. Seconda Univ. Napoli 14 (2004) 245-266 Y1 - 2004 A1 - Gianni Dal Maso A1 - Gilles A. Francfort A1 - Rodica Toader AB - The main steps of the proof of the existence result for the quasi-static evolution of cracks in brittle materials, obtained in [7] in the vector case and for a general quasiconvex elastic energy, are presented here under the simplifying assumption that the minimizing sequences involved in the problem are uniformly bounded in $L^\\\\infty$. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/1963/2229 U1 - 2015 U2 - Mathematics U3 - Functional Analysis and Applications ER -