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Developments In The Use Of The Dual Boundary Element Method For The Fracture Analysis Of Plate Bending Problems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE980021

Volume

21

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

622 kb

Author(s)

S.Y. Ahmadi-Brooghani & J.L. Wearing

Abstract

This paper discusses the application of the Dual Boundary Element Method for the fracture analysis of plate bending problems. Results for the moment intensity factors are presented for two case studies. In each case the boundary element results have been compared with either analytical results or finite element results and good agreement has been achieved. 1 Introduction The Boundary Element Method (BEM) has grown in popularity as a major technique for the numerical analysis of complex engineering components. In the fields of fracture analysis, where safety is of paramount importance, it is important that stress analysts have the ability to make reliable predictions of the effects of cracks in components. The BEM has proved to be particularly useful for fracture analysis, es

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