Proposal on approximation of path-independent M-integral by mapping and analyses of kinked of curved crack using X-FEM

Kazuki Shibanuma, Tomoaki Utsunomiya

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This paper presents an approximation method of path-independent M-integral by mapping of strain and stress fields along the integral path near the crack tip and the synthetic evaluation of kinked or curved crack model in two-dimensional linear fracture mechanics. the proposed M-integral method provides a significant inprovenent in the accuracy of stress intensity factors for static kinked of cufved crack, and in the stability and rate of crack growth for the simulation of fatigue crack.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-316
Number of pages14
JournalDoboku Gakkai Ronbunshuu A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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