Archive of Applied Mechanics

, Volume 77, Issue 2–3, pp 113–122 | Cite as

Finite element analysis of Volterra dislocations in anisotropic crystals: A thermal analogue

  • A. E. Giannakopoulos
  • K. P. Baxevanakis
  • A. Gouldstone


The present work gives a systematic and rigorous implementation of Volterra dislocations in ordinary two-dimensional finite elements using the thermal analogue and the integral representation of dislocations through the stresses. The full fields are given for edge dislocations in anisotropic crystals, and the Peach–Koehler forces are found for some important examples.


Dislocations Finite elements Anisotropic elasticity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Giannakopoulos
    • 1
  • K. P. Baxevanakis
    • 1
  • A. Gouldstone
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Strength of Materials and MicromechanicsUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece
  2. 2.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

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