A two‐dimensional linear elastodynamic analysis of crack initiation, fast crack propagation and crack arrest in the DCB specimen is presented. The analysis is performed using the previously developed SMF2D code in its generation mode. The experimentally measured crack tip motion, as well as the specimen's geometry and its material characteristics, serve as input to the simulation. The dynamic stress intensity factor, the dynamic energy release rate and the various distributions of energies are subsequently evaluated. The numerical results are found to be in very good agreement with analytical and experimental findings.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Numerical Analysis
- Engineering (all)
- Applied Mathematics