Instable Crack Propagation Analysis with PDS-FEM


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This paper studies the stability of dynamic crack propagation in a homogeneous plate with 2 parallel cracks located in an anti-symmetric manner. PDS-FEM is extended to the dynamic setting, and a method to randomly generate unbiased mesh is developed. Monte-Carlo simulation is carried out to study the crack patterns. It is shown that a solution for low and high loading rate displacement loading condition is stable or instable, respectively, since the crack pattern loses anti-symmetricity for the latter boundary condition.



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H. Chen, "Instable Crack Propagation Analysis with PDS-FEM", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 234, pp. 53-58, 2012

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November 2012





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