On the Use of Entropic Regularization for Identification of Cohesive Crack Parameters

Norbert S. Que


The fracture parameters governing the cohesive crack model is obtained through the use of entropic regularization. Specifically, it is employed as a smoothing technique that lends to the solution of a difficult identification problem cast as a mathematical program with equilibrium constraints (MPEC. Results suggest that reformulation of MPEC as a nonlinear programming problem using entropic regularization show promise in the solution of the parameter identification problems considered in this paper.

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