International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp 91–125

A new generation of boundary element methods in fracture mechanics

  • M.H. Aliabadi

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007381025099

Cite this article as:
Aliabadi, M. International Journal of Fracture (1997) 86: 91. doi:10.1023/A:1007381025099


In this paper the dual boundary element methods for the analysis of crack problems in fracture mechanics is presented. The formulations described include: elastostatic, thermoelastic, elastoplastic and elastodynamic. Also presented are formulations relating to anisotropic and concrete materials. Particular attention is given to crack growth modelling. Examples are presented to demonstrate the capability and robustness of this new generation of boundary element methods.

boundary element method fracture mechanics dynamics thermoelastic fatigue elastoplastic stress intensity factors. 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M.H. Aliabadi
    • 1
  1. 1.Wessex Institute of TechnologyAshurst, SouthamptonUK

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