Orthogonal meshless finite volume method applied to elastodynamic crack problems

Reza Moosavi

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An orthogonal meshless finite volume method has been presented to solve some elastodynamic crack problems. An orthogonal weighted basis function
is used to construct shape function so there is no problem of singularity in this new form. In this work, for three-dimensional dynamic fracture problems, a new
displacement function is used at the tip of the crack to give a new OMFVM. When the new OMFVM is used, the singularity of the stresses at the tip of the crack can be shown to be better than that in the primal OMFVM. High computational efficiency and precision are other benefits of the method. Solving some sample crack problems of thin-walled structures show a good performance of this method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Early online date25 Jul 2012
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Meshless method
  • Finite volume method
  • Orthogonal moving least square
  • Elastodynamics
  • Crack


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