, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 89-101

Dual boundary element method for three-dimensional thermoelastic crack problems

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Abstract

This paper describes the formulation and numerical implementation of the three-dimensional dual boundary element method (DBEM) for the thermoelastic analysis of mixed-mode crack problems in linear elastic fracture mechanics. The DBEM incorporates two pairs of independent boundary integral equations; namely the temperature and displacement, and the flux and traction equations. In this technique, one pair is applied on one of the crack faces and the other pair on the opposite one. On non-crack boundaries, the temperature and displacement equations are applied.

This revised version was published online in July 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.