Mixed-Mode Stress Intensity Factors by Mesh Free Galerkin Method
An element-free Galerkin method is developed using radial basis interpolation functions to evaluate static and dynamic mixed-mode stress intensity factors. For dynamic problems, the Laplace transform technique is used to transform the time domain problem to frequency domain. The so-called enriched radial basis functions are introduced to accurately capture the singularity of stress at crack tip. The accuracy and convergence of mesh free Galerkin method with enriched radial basis functions for the two-dimensional static and dynamic fracture mechanics are demonstrated through several benchmark examples. Comparisons have been made with benchmarks and solutions obtained by the boundary element method.
M.H Aliabadi, S. Abela, S. Baragetti, M. Guagliano and Han-Seung Lee
P.H. Wen and M.H. Aliabadi, "Mixed-Mode Stress Intensity Factors by Mesh Free Galerkin Method", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 417-418, pp. 957-960, 2010