A ϑ method-based numerical simulation of crack growth in linear elastic fracture

Giovanni Formica, Stefania Fortino, Mikko Lyly

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Abstract

This paper presents a method for the automatic simulation of quasi-static crack growth in 2D linear elastic bodies with existing cracks. A finite element algorithm, based on the so-called θ{symbol} method, provides the load vs. crack extension curves in the case of rectilinear crack propagation. Since the approach is both theoretically general and simple to be performed from a computational point of view, it could be extended for describing the phenomenon of crack growth in different fracture mechanics contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1727-1738
Number of pages12
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Volume74
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Keywords

  • ϑ method
  • Finite element method (FEM)
  • Linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM)
  • Quasi-static crack propagation

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