Rapid crack propagation and arrest in the dcb specimen—an improved numerical analysis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1719-1732
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Rapid crack propagation and arrest in the dcb specimen—an improved numerical analysis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this