A MOOSE-based implicit peridynamic thermomechanical model

Hailong Chen, Yile Hu, Benjamin W. Spencer

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In this paper, we present an implicit formulation of peridynamic theory for coupled thermomechanical problem based on the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) framework, with special application to the simulation of fracture behavior of nuclear fuels at high temperature. First, the coupled peridynamic thermomechanical model is briefly reviewed. Next, an implicit formulation for the solution of static or quasi-static problems is proposed. Finally, the formulation is verified against benchmark solutions for both elasticity and heat conduction problems. The nuclear fuel fracture problems is modeled using the proposed implicit scheme. The mesh dependencies of crack initiation are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids; NDE, Diagnosis, and Prognosis
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850633
StatePublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2016 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2016Nov 17 2016

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)


ConferenceASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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