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Title: Peridynamic Computational Model for Damage and Fracture.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the 7th Biennial Tri-Laboratory Engineering Conference held May 7-10, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM.
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United States

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Silling, Stewart Andrew, and Taylor, Paul Allen. Peridynamic Computational Model for Damage and Fracture.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Silling, Stewart Andrew, & Taylor, Paul Allen. Peridynamic Computational Model for Damage and Fracture.. United States.
Silling, Stewart Andrew, and Taylor, Paul Allen. Tue . "Peridynamic Computational Model for Damage and Fracture.". United States. doi:.
title = {Peridynamic Computational Model for Damage and Fracture.},
author = {Silling, Stewart Andrew and Taylor, Paul Allen},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}

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