Accurate SIF Analysis of a Partially Cylindrical Side Crack Opened by Far-Field Tension


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In recent years, due to a remarkable progress of qualified mesh generation algorithms combinedwith computational image processing technologies, a complex shaped 3D crack analysis has been carried out more and more easily by finite element method. Generally speaking, in order to assess thereliability of numerical solution, existence of a closed-form solution or a practically exact numericalsolution is important and thank-worthy. In contrast with 2D problems, however, there are very fewnumber of closed form solutions regarding to 3D crack problems. In the present analysis, we examineda highly accurate body force method (BFM) analysis for a partially cylindrical 3D surface crackin which a suitable basic density function can be supposed reasonably by taking account the crackgeometry. The present SIF solution could be used effectively for the purpose of benchmark the finiteelement solution for general non-planar crack problems.



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




Y. Sonobe et al., "Accurate SIF Analysis of a Partially Cylindrical Side Crack Opened by Far-Field Tension", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 774, pp. 583-588, 2018

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August 2018




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