Fractional calculus in solid mechanics: local versus non-local approach

Mario Di Paola, Massimiliano Zingales, Pietro Cornetti, Alberto Carpinteri, Alberto Sapora

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Abstract

Several enriched continuum mechanics theories have been proposed by the scientific community in order to develop models capable of describing microstructural effects. The aim of the present paper is to revisit and compare two of these models, whose common denominator is the use of fractional calculus operators. The former was proposed to investigate damage in materials exhibiting a fractal-like microstructure. It makes use of the local fractional derivative, which turns out to be a powerful tool to describe irregular patterns such as strain localization in heterogeneous materials. On the other hand, the latter is a non-local approach that models long-range interactions between particles by means of the Marchaud fractional derivative. Analogies and differences between the two models are outlined and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)014003-014010
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica Scripta
VolumeTI36
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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solid mechanics
Solid Mechanics
Fractional Calculus
calculus
Fractional Derivative
Strain Localization
Heterogeneous Materials
continuum mechanics
Continuum Mechanics
Long-range Interactions
Model
Analogy
Irregular
Microstructure
Fractal
fractals
Damage
damage
operators
microstructure

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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Di Paola, M., Zingales, M., Cornetti, P., Carpinteri, A., & Sapora, A. (2009). Fractional calculus in solid mechanics: local versus non-local approach. Physica Scripta, TI36, 014003-014010.

Fractional calculus in solid mechanics: local versus non-local approach. / Di Paola, Mario; Zingales, Massimiliano; Cornetti, Pietro; Carpinteri, Alberto; Sapora, Alberto.

In: Physica Scripta, Vol. TI36, 2009, p. 014003-014010.

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Di Paola, M, Zingales, M, Cornetti, P, Carpinteri, A & Sapora, A 2009, 'Fractional calculus in solid mechanics: local versus non-local approach', Physica Scripta, vol. TI36, pp. 014003-014010.
Di Paola, Mario ; Zingales, Massimiliano ; Cornetti, Pietro ; Carpinteri, Alberto ; Sapora, Alberto. / Fractional calculus in solid mechanics: local versus non-local approach. In: Physica Scripta. 2009 ; Vol. TI36. pp. 014003-014010.
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