Calculation of transient dynamic stress intensity factors at bimaterial interface cracks using a SBFEM-based frequency-domain approach

James Yang, AJ Deeks

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Abstract

A frequency-domain approach based on the semi-analytical scaled boundary finite element method (SBFEM) was developed to calculate dynamic stress intensity factors (DSIFs) at bimaterial interface cracks subjected to transient loading. Because the stress solutions of the SBFEM in the frequency domain are analytical in the radial direction, and the complex stress singularity at the bimaterial interface crack tip is explicitly represented in the stress solutions, the mixed-mode DSIFs were calculated directly by definition. The complex frequency-response functions of DSIFs were then used by the fast Fourier transform (FFT) and the inverse FFT to calculate time histories of DSIFs. A benchmark example was modelled. Good results were obtained by modelling the example with a small number of degrees of freedom due to the semi-analytical nature of the SBFEM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-531
JournalScience in China Series G: Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Stress intensity factors
Interfaces (computer)
Cracks
Finite element method
Fast Fourier transforms
Crack tips
Frequency response

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