TY - EJOU
AU - Sladek, J.
AU - Sladek, V.
AU - Wünsche, M.
AU - Zhang, Ch.
TI - Interface Crack Problems in Anisotropic Solids Analyzed by the MLPG
T2 - Computer Modeling in Engineering \& Sciences
PY - 2009
VL - 54
IS - 2
SN - 1526-1506
AB - A meshless method based on the local Petrov-Galerkin approach is proposed, to solve the interface crack problem between two dissimilar anisotropic elastic solids. Both stationary and transient mechanical and thermal loads are considered for two-dimensional (2-D) problems in this paper. A Heaviside step function as the test functions is applied in the weak-form to derive local integral equations. Nodal points are spread on the analyzed domain, and each node is surrounded by a small circle for simplicity. The spatial variations of the displacements and temperature are approximated by the Moving Least-Squares (MLS) scheme. After performing the spatial integrations, one obtains a system of ordinary differential equations for certain nodal unknowns. The backward finite difference method is applied for the approximation of the diffusive term in the heat conduction equation. Then, the system of the ordinary differential equations of the second order resulting from the equations of motion is solved by the Houbolt finite-difference scheme as a time-stepping method.
KW - Meshless local Petrov-Galerkin method (MLPG)
KW - moving least-squares approximation
KW - anisotropic materials
KW - Houbolt method
KW - backward finite difference method
DO - 10.3970/cmes.2009.054.223