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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 66
COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS: TECHNIQUES AND DEVELOPMENTS
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper III.3

Automatic Crack Growth Prediction in Three Dimensional Structures

R.A. Adey, J. Baynham and S. Mellings

BEASY, Wessex Institute of Technology, Southampton, United Kingdom

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
R.A. Adey, J. Baynham, S. Mellings, "Automatic Crack Growth Prediction in Three Dimensional Structures", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Computational Mechanics: Techniques and Developments", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 45-51, 2000. doi:10.4203/ccp.66.3.3
Abstract
In this paper, a new method is presented for the automatic growth of edge cracks in three-dimensional fracture analysis using BEM. The procedure described overcomes the current problems with crack growth analysis that currently has to be performed manually. Applications are presented which demonstrate the effectiveness of the technique.

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