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Numerical Green's Function Applied To Fracture Mechanics: 3-D Implementation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE980011

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

776 kb

Author(s)

G.S. Castor & J.C.F. Telles

Abstract

The use of Green's functions has been considered a powerful technique in the treatment of Fracture Mechanics problems by the Boundary Element Method, although were restricted to basic 2-D applications to which the analytical derivation of the appropriate Green's function could be achieved. Telles, Castor & Guimaraes introduced a new technique to the numerical derivation of Green's functions and presented numerical results for 2-D applications with multiple collinear cracks. However, this technique is not restricted to 2-D and the authors now discuss aspects of the 3-D implementation of the numerical Green's function and present the first numerical results obtained. Introduction The application of

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