Modelling of Dynamic Crack Propagation in 3D Elastic Continuum Using Configurational Mechanics

Al-Budairi, H. , Kaczmarczyk, L. and Pearce, C. J. (2015) Modelling of Dynamic Crack Propagation in 3D Elastic Continuum Using Configurational Mechanics. In: ACME 2015: 23rd UK Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering, Swansea University, UK, 8-10 Apr 2015,

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This paper presents the theoretical basis and numerical implementation for simulating dynamic crack propagation in 3D hyperelastic contina within the context of configurational mechanics. The approach taken is based on the principle of global maximum energy dissipation for elastic solids, with configurational forces determining the direction of crack propagation. The work builds on the developments made by the authors for static analysis [1], incorporating the influence of the kinetic energy. The nonlinear system of equations are solved in a monolithic manner using Newton-Raphson scheme. Initial numerical results are presented.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaczmarczyk, Professor Lukasz and Pearce, Chris J and Al-Budairi, Dr Hassan
Authors: Al-Budairi, H., Kaczmarczyk, L., and Pearce, C. J.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Research Group:Infrastructure and Environment
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author

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