Crack Development in a Stressed Copper Plate

  • Donald Greenspan
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering & Technology book series (MSSET)


The problem we will consider in this chapter is that of crack development in a stressed plate. The ability to predict where a crack will develop in a stressed plate is of fundamental importance in the design of buildings, aircraft and nuclear reactors. Specifically, we will simulate crack and fracture development in a stressed, slotted copper plate.


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© Birkhäuser Boston 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Greenspan
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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