Explicit asymptotic series describing solutions to the Laplace equation in the vicinity of a circular edge in a three-dimensional domain was recently provided in Yosibash et al. (Int J Fract 168:31-52, 2011). Utilizing it, we extend the quasidual function method (QDFM) for extracting the generalized edge flux intensity functions (GEFIFs) along circular singular edges in the cases of axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric data. This accurate and efficient method provides a functional approximation of the GEFIFs along the circular edge whose accuracy may be adaptively improved so to approximate the exact GEFIFs. It is implemented as a post-solution operation in conjunction with the p-version of the finite element method. The mathematical analysis of the QDFM is provided, followed by numerical investigations, demonstrating the efficiency, robustness and high accuracy of the proposed quasi-dual function method. The mathematical machinery developed in the framework of the Laplace operator is important to realize its possible extension for the elasticity system.
- 3-D singularities
- Edge flux intensity functions
- Penny-shaped crack
- Quasi-dual function method