Abrupt Softening

Softening model with an abrupt stress release upon cracking. This class is intended to be used with ComputeSmearedCrackingStress.

Description

The material AbruptSoftening computes the reduced stress and stiffness in the direction of a crack according to a step function. The computed cracked stiffness ratio softens the tensile response of the material once the principle stress exceeds the cracking stress threshold of the material.

As with the other smeared cracking softening models, which all follow the nomenclature convention of using the Softening suffix, this model is intended to be used with the ComputeSmearedCrackingStress material.

Softening Model

As the class name implies, AbruptSoftening does not allow any gradual softening of the material and instantly drops the stiffness of the material in response to cracking. The tensile stress response to cracking is based on the value of the residual stress retained after softening, , and is given as (1) where the calculated stress, is the principle stress along the direction of the crack, is the stress threshold beyond which cracking occurs, is the Youngs' modulus value, and is the strain in direction of the crack when crack initiation occurred. The ratio of the current stiffness to the original material stiffness is similiarly determined based on the value of the residual stress (2) where is the principle stress along the direction of the crack, is the Youngs' modulus value, and is the maximum strain in the direction of crack. The stiffness ratio is passed back to the ComputeSmearedCrackingStress to compute the softened cracked material stiffness.

Example Input File

[./abrupt_softening]
  type = AbruptSoftening
[../]
(modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/smeared_cracking/cracking_rz.i)

AbruptSoftening must be run in conjunction with the fixed smeared cracking material model as shown below:

[./elastic_stress]
  type = ComputeSmearedCrackingStress
  cracking_stress = 1.68e6
  softening_models = abrupt_softening
[../]
(modules/tensor_mechanics/test/tests/smeared_cracking/cracking_rz.i)

Input Parameters

  • boundaryThe list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The list of boundary IDs from the mesh where this boundary condition applies

  • residual_stress0The fraction of the cracking stress allowed to be maintained following a crack.

    Default:0

    C++ Type:double

    Options:

    Description:The fraction of the cracking stress allowed to be maintained following a crack.

  • blockThe list of block ids (SubdomainID) that this object will be applied

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:The list of block ids (SubdomainID) that this object will be applied

Optional Parameters

  • output_propertiesList of material properties, from this material, to output (outputs must also be defined to an output type)

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:List of material properties, from this material, to output (outputs must also be defined to an output type)

  • outputsnone Vector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object

    Default:none

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Vector of output names were you would like to restrict the output of variables(s) associated with this object

Outputs Parameters

  • enableTrueSet the enabled status of the MooseObject.

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Set the enabled status of the MooseObject.

  • use_displaced_meshFalseWhether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

    Default:False

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Whether or not this object should use the displaced mesh for computation. Note that in the case this is true but no displacements are provided in the Mesh block the undisplaced mesh will still be used.

  • control_tagsAdds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

    C++ Type:std::vector

    Options:

    Description:Adds user-defined labels for accessing object parameters via control logic.

  • seed0The seed for the master random number generator

    Default:0

    C++ Type:unsigned int

    Options:

    Description:The seed for the master random number generator

  • implicitTrueDetermines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

    Default:True

    C++ Type:bool

    Options:

    Description:Determines whether this object is calculated using an implicit or explicit form

  • constant_onNONEWhen ELEMENT, MOOSE will only call computeQpProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps.When SUBDOMAIN, MOOSE will only call computeSubdomainProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps. Evaluations on element qps will be skipped

    Default:NONE

    C++ Type:MooseEnum

    Options:NONE ELEMENT SUBDOMAIN

    Description:When ELEMENT, MOOSE will only call computeQpProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps.When SUBDOMAIN, MOOSE will only call computeSubdomainProperties() for the 0th quadrature point, and then copy that value to the other qps. Evaluations on element qps will be skipped

Advanced Parameters

Input Files

References