Nonlocal formulation of the MDM model is based on the averaging of the inverse integrity tensor. This roughly corresponds to the nonlocal isotropic damage model with averaging of the compliance variable , which does not cause any spurious locking effects. In equation (81) for the evaluation of the damage effect tensor, the inverse integrity tensor is replaced by its weighted average with components

By fitting a wide range of numerical results, it has been found that
the parameters of the nonlocal MDM model can be estimated from the
measurable material properties using the formulas

(88) | |||

(89) | |||

(90) | |||

(91) |

where is Young's modulus, is the fracture energy, is the uniaxial tensile strength, is the compressive correction factor, typically chosen as , and is the radius of nonlocal interaction reflecting the internal length of the material.

2018-01-02