Computational Materials Science, 116:22-31, 2016. Paper abstract bibtex
In this contribution we propose a general framework able to describe the mechanical behavior of thermo-elastic materials with microcracks. The main features of our model come from the definition of additional kinetics descriptors, both mechanical and thermal. The model we propose is thermodynamically consistent and turns out to be non-local, in that it retains memory of the fine material structure through internal lengths and dispersion properties.