This paper addresses the study of the quality and objectivity of responses obtained with the distinct formulations (symmetric and non-symmetric) of the discontinuity embedded finite elements, as well as with the local continuum approach (smeared model), in which the softening law dependent on the element size is combined with a scheme to track the discontinuity path. The study is based on the concepts of kinematic and static consistency of the embedded discontinuity formulations. © 2010 CIMNE (UPC). Published by Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.
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