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finite-element analysis of dynamic fractureApplications of the finite element method to the two dimensional elastodynamics of cracked structures are presented. Stress intensity factors are computed for two problems involving stationary cracks. The first serves as a vehicle for discussing lumped-mass and consistent-mass characterizations of inertia. In the second problem, the behavior of a photoelastic dynamic tear test specimen is determined for the time prior to crack propagation. Some results of a finite element simulation of rapid crack propagation in an infinite body are discussed.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Aberson, J. A.
(Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Anderson, J. M.
(Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
King, W. W.
(Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Res. Center Advan. in Eng. Sci., Vol. 1
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CONTRACT_GRANT: F08635-76-C-0136
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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