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Surface Crack Modeling with the Boundary Element Method

  • T. A. Cruse
  • E. Z. Polch
  • S. Raveendra
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Abstract

The use of the direct potential formulation of the boundary-integral equation (BIE) method provided the earliest, general-purpose numerical solution of the three-dimensional elastic fracture mechanics problem [1], That this was possible derives from the accuracy and efficiency of the BIE formulation for three-dimensional problems. The numerical solution of fracture mechanics problems requires an accurate resolution of the singular stress/strain field near the crack tip.

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Stress Intensity Factor Surface Crack Boundary Element Method Crack Front Crack Opening Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Cruse
    • 1
  • E. Z. Polch
    • 1
  • S. Raveendra
    • 1
  1. 1.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA

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