Application of Singular Integral Equation to a Crack Moving near a Hole in a Two-Dimensional Infinite Plate


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In this study, crack path simulation was conducted based on a singular integral equation formulated by a continuous distributed dislocation technique. The problem investigated in this study was to predict the propagation path of a crack moving in an infinite elastic plate with a circular hole, under uniform tensile loading. In order to perform this prediction, a probing method was developed to search for a crack moving direction where the mode II stress intensity factor would be almost zero, enabling the crack to automatically extend in that direction. Some cases for different locations of an initial straight crack were simulated using the program developed.



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Luis Rodríguez-Tembleque, Jaime Domínguez and Ferri M.H. Aliabadi




M. Arai and K. Yoshida, "Application of Singular Integral Equation to a Crack Moving near a Hole in a Two-Dimensional Infinite Plate", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 774, pp. 113-118, 2018

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August 2018




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