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Evaluation of J1 and J2 integrals for curved cracks using an enriched boundary element method.

Simpson, R. and Trevelyan, J. (2011) 'Evaluation of J1 and J2 integrals for curved cracks using an enriched boundary element method.', Engineering fracture mechanics., 78 (4). pp. 623-637.


This paper introduces an enriched Boundary Element Method in which functions are introduced that are known to model singularities or discontinuities from a priori knowledge of the solution space. Additional fundamental solutions are introduced to solve for the additional unknowns created by enrichment and a numerical integration routine is outlined for the evaluation of strongly singular and hypersingular enriched boundary integrals. The solution of a curved crack in an infinite domain by Muskhelishvili is used to assess the accuracy of the method. Using an appropriate technique to evaluate J1 and J2 integrals, it is found that very good agreement with the exact solution is seen with improvements in accuracy over similar FEM implementations.

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Keywords:BEM, fracture, J-integral, J1, J2 enrichment.
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