International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 89–101

Dual boundary element method for three-dimensional thermoelastic crack problems

  • D.N. Dell'Erba
  • M.H. Aliabadi
  • D.P. Rooke

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007572726097

Cite this article as:
Dell'Erba, D., Aliabadi, M. & Rooke, D. International Journal of Fracture (1998) 94: 89. doi:10.1023/A:1007572726097


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.

Fracture mechanics stress intensity factors boundary integral equation method. 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • D.N. Dell'Erba
    • 1
  • M.H. Aliabadi
    • 2
  • D.P. Rooke
    • 3
  1. 1.Wessex Institute of Technology, AshurstSouthamptonU.K
  2. 2.Queen Mary CollegeUniversity of LondonU.K
  3. 3.DERAFarnboroughU.K

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