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A displacement gradient BEM for accurate stress computation near boundaries in 2-D anisotropic problemsA displacement gradient method for 2D anisotropic elasticity problems is presented, which effectively minimizes the boundary layer effect through a two-step procedure. First, the boundary integral equations are solved for the unknown boundary displacements and tractions. Second, a direct integral equation for displacement gradients is developed in terms of boundary tractions. Three methods based on different evaluation procedures and locations for determining the displacement gradients are proposed. In the first method the displacement gradients are averaged at nodes common to adjacent elements. The second method stores the gradients element-wise. In the third method, the gradients are evaluated at the nodes of discontinuous elements. The three methods are applied to near-isotropic plates with circular and elliptic cutouts. It is concluded that all three methods can yield accurate stress distributions.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Sistla, R.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Raju, I. S.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Krishnamurthy, T.
(Analytical Services and Materials, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: In: AIAA(ASME)ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 34th and AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum, La Jolla, CA, Apr. 19-22, 1993, Technical Papers. Pt. 1 (A93-33876 1
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-1328
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