Numerical solution of anisotropic linear elastic fracture problems - edge function methods

J. J. Grannell, J. Dwyer

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Edge function methods have been devised with the objective of automating the (linear) fracture analysis of engineering components. Edge-functions have been applied successfully to the solution of a range of fracture problems using a new boundary-Galerkin method which has been shown to be convergent for displacement and traction problems. The first application of edge-functions to an infinite-domain problem has been presented. The computer program can be used to solve both anisotropic and isotropic problems and is also capable of generalization to deal with arbitrary geometry. The computer program input data is simple and requires no more than the specification of the problem to be solved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
StatePublished - 1989
EventDurability and Failure in Engineering Materials: Proceedings of the 5th Irish Durability and Fracture Conference - Cork, Irel
Duration: Oct 1 1987Oct 2 1987


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