On three-dimensional modelling of crack growth using partition of unity methods

Timon Rabczuk, Stéphane Bordas, Goangseup Zi

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews different crack tracking techniques in three-dimensions applicable in the context of partition of unity methods, especially meshfree methods. Issues such as describing and tracking the crack surface are addressed. A crack tracking procedure is proposed in detail and implemented in the context of the extended element-free Galerkin method (XEFG). Several three-dimensional cracking examples are compared to other results from the literature or the experimental data and show good agreement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1391-1411
    Number of pages21
    JournalComputers and Structures
    Volume88
    Issue number23-24
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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