Stress intensity factor computation using the method of fundamental solutions
Berger, J. R.
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In this paper, we study the application of the method of fundamental solutions to the computation of stress intensity factors in linear elastic fracture mechanics. The displacements are approximated by linear combinations of the fundamental solutions of the Cauchy-Navier equations of elasticity and the leading terms for the displacement near the crack tip. The applicability of two formulations of the method is demonstrated on two mode I crack problems, where it is shown that accurate approximations for the stress intensity factors can be obtained with relatively few degrees of freedom.