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Simulation of Dynamic 3D Crack Propagation within the Material Point Method

Y.J. Guo1, J.A. Nairn2

Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA. Currently: 2119 Hillside Oak Ln, Houston, TX 77062, USA
Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97330 , USA

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2017, 113(4), 389-410.


This paper presents the principles and algorithms for simulation of dynamic crack propagation in elastic bodies by the material point method (MPM), from relatively simple two-dimensional cases to full three-dimensional, mixed-mode crack propagation. The paper is intended to give a summary of the latest achievements on simulation of three-dimensional dynamic crack propagation, which is essentially an unexplored area. Application of the methodology presented in this paper to several dynamic crack propagation problems has shown that the MPM is a reliable and powerful approach for simulating three-dimensional, mixed-mode crack propagation.


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Guo, Y., Nairn, J. (2017). Simulation of Dynamic 3D Crack Propagation within the Material Point Method. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 113(4), 389–410.

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