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A hybrid technique of modeling of cracks using displacement discontinuity and direct boundary element method

Ameen, M and Raghuprasad, BK (1994) A hybrid technique of modeling of cracks using displacement discontinuity and direct boundary element method. In: International Journal of Fracture, 67 (4). pp. 343-355.

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Abstract

A hybrid technique to model two dimensional fracture problems which makes use of displacement discontinuity and direct boundary element method is presented. Direct boundary element method is used to model the finite domain of the body, while displacement discontinuity elements are utilized to represent the cracks. Thus the advantages of the component methods are effectively combined. This method has been implemented in a computer program and numerical results which show the accuracy of the present method are presented. The cases of bodies containing edge cracks as well as multiple cracks are considered. A direct method and an iterative technique are described. The present hybrid method is most suitable for modeling problems invoking crack propagation.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2011 07:13
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2011 07:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36116

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