The standard virtual crack closure technique may calculate negative values of the modal contributions to the energy release rate when analysing problems with highly asymmetric cracks. To avoid such physically meaningless results, a method is proposed, where the partitioning of fracture modes is based on the decomposition of the crack-tip nodal force into energetically orthogonal components. As an example, a delaminated cantilever beam subjected to bending moments is analysed. Both geometric and algebraic interpretations of the method are discussed.

A further step towards a physically consistent virtual crack closure technique

VALVO, PAOLO SEBASTIANO
2015-01-01

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The standard virtual crack closure technique may calculate negative values of the modal contributions to the energy release rate when analysing problems with highly asymmetric cracks. To avoid such physically meaningless results, a method is proposed, where the partitioning of fracture modes is based on the decomposition of the crack-tip nodal force into energetically orthogonal components. As an example, a delaminated cantilever beam subjected to bending moments is analysed. Both geometric and algebraic interpretations of the method are discussed.
2015
Valvo, PAOLO SEBASTIANO
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