A GLOBAL/LOCAL approach to lengthwise cracked beams: static analysis

T. N. Farris, J. F. Doyle

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A simple model is developed for the calculation of stress intensity factors for a lengthwise cracked beam subjected to transverse loading. The simple model is based on a GLOBAL/LOCAL approach that separates the GLOBAL structural behavior from the LOCAL crack tip zone dominated by singular stresses. The GLOBAL model is that of a frame while the LOCAL model is based on a novel application of the J integral. The accuracy of this approach is assessed by comparing it to a fully two dimensional analysis of an elastic layer containing a lengthwise crack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-141
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials

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