A Variational Boundary Integral Method for the Analysis of Three-Dimensional Cracks of Arbitrary Geometry in Anisotropic Elastic Solids

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G. Xu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521

J. Appl. Mech 67(2), 403-408 (Nov 26, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1305276 History: Received October 22, 1999; Revised November 26, 1999
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Distributed dislocation loop representation of opening displacement field
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Two interacting dislocation loops
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An elliptical crack under mode I loading
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Example of mesh used in the analysis
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Opening displacements along x-axes of elliptical cracks in zinc
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Opening displacements along x-axes of elliptical cracks in barium titanate
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Local reference frame for the calculation of stress intensity factors in anisotropic materials
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Variation of KI along the elliptical crack in zinc
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Variation of KI along the elliptical crack in barium titanate




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