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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Quasi-automatic simulation of crack propagation for 2D LEFM problems|
|Abstract:||A strategy for quasi-automatic simulation of propagation of arbitrary cracks in two-dimensional, linear elastic finite element models is presented. This strategy has been implemented in FRANC2D (FRacture ANalysis Code 2D). An underlying winged-edge data structure enables automatic local modifications of the mesh along the propagation path without loss of any unaffected structural information. The finite element mesh is locally regenerated after each step of propagation by means of a robust remeshing algorithm. The propagation process is driven by linear elastic fracture mechanics concepts which are used to calculate mixed-mode stress intensity factors, predict incremental changes in trajectory, and assess local crack stability. Crack trajectories, obtained for different techniques of stress intensity factor calculation, and for different mixed-mode interaction theories, are presented and favorably compared to experimentally obtained paths. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd|
|Editor:||Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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