This study reviews our recent efforts in the development and application of crack propagation modeling approaches based on the scaled boundary finite element method (SBFEM). These include models for linear and nonlinear, static and dynamic, and single and multiple crack propagation problems, and application to efficient prediction of deterministic size effect laws and complicated fracture behavior of reinforced concrete structures. The advantages and disadvantages of these approaches are compared with the FEM.
- Scaled boundary finite element method
- aled boundary finite cohesive crack modeling
- dynamic crack propagation
- size effect