Extended finite element method for dynamic fracture of piezo-electric materials

Published on Sep 1, 2012in Engineering Fracture Mechanics3.426
· DOI :10.1016/J.ENGFRACMECH.2012.04.025
H. Nguyen-Vinh2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Bauhaus University, Weimar),
Ilyani Akmar Abu Bakar4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of the Witwatersrand)
+ 9 AuthorsTimon Rabczuk101
Estimated H-index: 101
(Bauhaus University, Weimar)
We present an extended finite element formulation for dynamic fracture of piezo-electric materials. The method is developed in the context of linear elastic fracture mechanics. It is applied to mode I and mixed mode-fracture for quasi-steady cracks. An implicit time integration scheme is exploited. The results are compared to results obtained with the boundary element method and show excellent agreement.
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