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A Hybrid Experimental-Numerical Study on the Mechanism of Three-Dimensional Dynamic Fracture

T. Nishioka1, F. Stan1

Simulation Engineering Laboratory, Department of Ocean Mechanical Engineering, Kobe University of Mercantile Marine, Higashinada-Ku, Kobe, 658-0022, Japan

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2003, 4(1), 119-140.


In this paper we investigate the essentially unexplored area of three-dimensional dynamic fracture mechanics. The general objective sought by this investigation is the understanding of three-dimensional dynamic crack propagation and arrest, and, specifically, the effect that the specimen thickness has on the dynamic fracture mechanism. In particular, in the context of the present paper, it is intended to provide a summary of the achievements on the issue of three-dimensional dynamic fracture parameters. Furthermore, the behavior of the three-dimensional field near the crack front is investigated. The issue that will be addressed is the extent of regions over which plane stress and plane strain analyses provide a good approximation to the actual three-dimensional fields. The results obtained in this paper offer some important new insights into the effect of the specimen thickness on dynamic fracture.


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Nishioka, T., Stan, F. (2003). A Hybrid Experimental-Numerical Study on the Mechanism of Three-Dimensional Dynamic Fracture. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 4(1), 119–140.

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