Chapter 4. Predictive Modeling of Crack Propagation Using the Boundary Element Method

  1. Daniel J. Inman2,
  2. Charles R. Farrar3,
  3. Vicente Lopes Junior4,5 and
  4. Valder Steffen Junior6
  1. Paulo Sollero Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Published Online: 13 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470869097.ch4

Damage Prognosis: For Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Systems

Damage Prognosis: For Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Systems

How to Cite

Sollero, P. (2005) Predictive Modeling of Crack Propagation Using the Boundary Element Method, in Damage Prognosis: For Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Systems (eds D. J. Inman, C. R. Farrar, V. Lopes and V. Steffen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470869097.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 310 Durham Hall, Mail Code 0261, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA

  2. 3

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Engineering Sciences and Applications, ESA-WR, Mail Stop T001, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA

  3. 4

    Av. Brasil, 56, 15.385-000 Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil

  4. 5

    Universidade Estadual de São Paulo, SP, Brazil

  5. 6

    Federal University of Uberlândia, School of Mechanical Engineering, Campus Santa Monica, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, 38400-902, Brazil

Author Information

  1. Computational Mechanics Department, State University of Campinas, CP6122, Campinas, SP, 13083-970 Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2005
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470869079

Online ISBN: 9780470869093

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Keywords:

  • fibre-matrix composites;
  • cracked composite structures;
  • fracture mechanics methods;
  • boundary element method;
  • dual-boundary-element method;
  • crack deformation modes;
  • stress intensity factors;
  • crack Green's function method;
  • J-integral technique;
  • crack propagation path

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Damage and Fracture Mechanics Theories

  • Boundary Element Fracture Mechanics

  • Predictive Modeling of Crack Propagation

  • Numerical Results

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References