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On the Kachanov-Rabotnov continuum damage model

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-144
Number of pages20
JournalRakenteiden mekaniikka
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


In this paper two partially complementary formulations of the simple phenomeno-
logical Kachanov-Rabotnov continuum damage constitutive model are presented. The models are based on a consistent thermodynamic formulation using proper expressions for the Helmholtz free energy or its complementary form of the dissipation potential. Basic features of the models are discussed and the behaviour in tensile test and creep problems is demonstrated.

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