Investigation of 3D crack propagation problems via fast BEM formulations

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Kuhn G, Weber W, Kolk K
Journal: Computational Mechanics
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2005
Volume: 37
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 32-40
ISSN: 0178-7675
Language: English


The simulation of 3D fatigue crack growth is investigated and in combination with suitable experiments it is aimed to identify a reliable crack growth criterion. To perform the crack growth simulation as effectively as possible the boundary element method (BEM) in terms of the 3D Dual BEM is utilized. The relevant boundary integral equations are evaluated in the framework of a collocation procedure. To compress the system matrix and to speed-up the solution procedure the adaptive cross approximation (ACA) method is applied. It is an algebraic technique acting purely on the system matrix itself. The efficiency of this procedure with respect to crack problems will be shown on both a standard fracture specimen and an industrial application. © Springer-Verlag 2005.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Kolk, Karsten
Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik
Kuhn, Günther Prof. Dr.
Technische Fakultät

How to cite

Kuhn, G., Weber, W., & Kolk, K. (2005). Investigation of 3D crack propagation problems via fast BEM formulations. Computational Mechanics, 37(1), 32-40.

Kuhn, Günther, Wilhelm Weber, and Karsten Kolk. "Investigation of 3D crack propagation problems via fast BEM formulations." Computational Mechanics 37.1 (2005): 32-40.


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