TY - EJOU
AU - Shiah, Y.C.
AU - Tan, C.L.
TI - Fracture Mechanics Analysis in 2-D Anisotropic Thermoelasticity Using BEM
T2 - Computer Modeling in Engineering \& Sciences
PY - 2000
VL - 1
IS - 3
SN - 1526-1506
AB - In the direct formulation of the boundary element method (BEM), a volume integral arises in the resulting integral equation if thermal effects are present. The steps to transform this volume integral into boundary ones in an exact analytical manner are reviewed in this paper for two- dimensional anisotropic thermoelasticity. The general applicability of the BEM algorithm for fracture mechanics applications is demonstrated by three crack problems with slanted cracks. The numerical results of the stress intensity factors are presented and compared with those obtained using superposition.
KW - BEM
KW - anisotropy
KW - thermoelasticity
KW - fracture mechanics
DO - 10.3970/cmes.2000.001.393