Numerical simulation of the crack propagation behavior in 3D elastic body

Takeo Taniguchi, Akihiko Miyaji, Takeshi Suetsugu, Shohgo Matsunaga

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The purpose of this investigation is to propose a numerical simulation method of the crack propagation behavior in 3-dimensional elastic body. The simulation method is based on the displacement-type finite element method, and the linear fracture theory is introduced. The results from the proposed method are compared with those from the structural experiments, and the good coincidences between them are shown in this paper. At the same time, 2-dimensional analysis is also done, and the results are compared with those obtained from 3-dimensional analysis and the structural experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-244
Number of pages18
JournalStructural Engineering and Mechanics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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