A Hybrid Finite Element Method for Cracks
Singular elements, such as quarter-point element, were developed in order to deal with stress singularity at the crack tip [1–4]. These elements replace many traditional elements around the crack tip without sacrificing the numerical accuracy. This method, however, requires a post processing procedure to evaluate the stress intensity factors.
KeywordsStress Intensity Factor Double Cantilever Beam Post Processing Procedure Hybrid Element Fracture Mechanic Approach
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