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An extended boundary element method formulation for the direct calculation of the stress intensity factors in fully anisotropic materials

Hattori, G and Alatawi, IA and Trevelyan, J (2017) An extended boundary element method formulation for the direct calculation of the stress intensity factors in fully anisotropic materials. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 109. pp. 965-981. ISSN 0029-5981

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Abstract

We propose a formulation for linear elastic fracture mechanics in which the stress intensity factors are found directly from the solution vector of an extended boundary element method formulation. The enrichment is embedded in the boundary element method formulation, rather than adding new degrees of freedom for each enriched node. Therefore, a very limited number of new degrees of freedom is added to the problem, which contributes to preserving the conditioning of the linear system of equations. The Stroh formalism is used to provide boundary element method fundamental solutions for any degree of anisotropy, and these are used for both conventional and enriched degrees of freedom. Several numerical examples are shown with benchmark solutions to validate the proposed method. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2018 20:17
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 10:45
DOI: 10.1002/nme.5311