WIT Press


Stress And Displacement Discontinuity Boundary Elements In An Anisotropic Medium

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BT960191

Volume

15

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

724 kb

Author(s)

M.A. Kayupov & M. Kuriyagawa

Abstract

Functions, which permit us to determine stresses and displacements at an arbitrary point in infinite anisotropic elastic medium due to different three- dimensional (3D) stress or displacement discontinuities that are distributed on flat infinite band-type boundary elements, are presented. In case of transversely isotropic medium the formulae represent the closed form of the solutions for arbitrary oriented boundary elements. The analytical functions can be used in the Indirect Boundary Element Method (IBEM) and the Displacement Discontinuity Method (DDM) computer codes to solve the generalized plane strain problems with 3D boundary conditions, and elastic homogeneous medium with arbitrary anisotropy may be considered. 1 Introduction One of the main ste

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