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Title: A new boundary element method for mixed boundary value problems involving cracks and holes : interactions between grid inclusions and cracks
Authors: Wang, YB
Chau, KT 
Keywords: Boundary element method
Cracks
Holes
Mixed boundary value problems
Rigid inclusion
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Source: International journal of fracture, 2001, v. 110, no. 4, p. 387-406 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of fracture 
Abstract: This paper derives a new boundary integral equation (BIE) formulation for plane elastic bodies containing cracks and holes and subjected to mixed displacement/ traction boundary conditions, and proposes a new boundary element method (BEM) based upon this formulation. The basic unknown in the formulation is a complex boundary function H(t), which is a linear combination of the boundary traction and boundary displacement density. The present BIE formulation can be related directly to Muskhelishvili's formalism. Singular interpolation functions of order r-1/2 (where r is the distance measured from the crack tip) are introduced such that singular integrand involved at the element level can be integrated analytically. By applying the BEM, the interaction between a rigid circular inclusion and a crack is investigated in details. Our results for the stress intensity factor are comparable with those given by Erdogan and Gupta (1975) and Gharpuray et al. (1990) for a crack emanating from a stiff inclusion, and with those by Erdogan et al. (1974) for a crack in the neighborhood of a stiff inclusion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16663
ISSN: 0376-9429
EISSN: 1573-2673
DOI: 10.1023/A:1010853804657
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