Crack propagation analysis using boundary element method

S. Hirose, D. Inoue, T. Taniguchi

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Static and dynamic crack propagation problems are solved by using a boundary element method (BEM). The BEM is based on the traction integral formulation, in which unknown terms are crack opening displacements distributed on the crack surface. In the BEM analysis, only the crack surface is divided into elements, and thus a crack growth process can be pursued by adding a new boundary element to a crack tip. Two numerical examples are presented. One is a quasi-static propagation of multiple fatigue cracks. The other is a dynamic propagation of a two-dimensional antiplane shear crack.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Mechanics
PublisherPubl by A.A. Balkema
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9054100311
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1991
EventProceedings of the Asian Pacific Conference on Computational Mechanics - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Dec 11 1991Dec 13 1991

Publication series

NameComputational Mechanics


OtherProceedings of the Asian Pacific Conference on Computational Mechanics
CityHong Kong, Hong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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