Crack pattern in ceramics subject to thermal shock

Open source reservoir simulator

VPFHF (Variational Phase-Field for Hydraulic Fracturing), the coupled simulator developed with Chukwudi Chukwudozie and Keita Yoshioka has been released under an open source (BSD) license. The source code is hosted on GitHub.

The code implement the algorithms developed in (Chukwudozie, 2016),(Chukwudozie, Bourdin, & Yoshioka, 2019).


  1. Chukwudozie, C. (2016). Application of the Variational Fracture Model to Hydraulic Fracturing in Poroelastic Media (PhD thesis). Louisiana State University, Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering. Download
  2. Chukwudozie, C., Bourdin, B., & Yoshioka, K. (2019). A variational phase-field model for hydraulic fracturing in porous media. Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 347, 957–982. DOI:10.1016/j.cma.2018.12.037 Download