Particle difference method for dynamic crack propagation

Sang Ho Lee, Kyeong Hwan Kim, Young Cheol Yoon

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This paper presents a novel particle difference method (PDM) for solving dynamic crack propagation problems. The PDM is based on the strong formulation that directly discretizes the governing partial differential equations for space and takes advantage of fast computation speed owing to the exemption of numerical integration and the full differentiation of the approximation by using the Taylor polynomial expanded by the moving least squares method. It also differentiates the discrete equations for time through both explicit and implicit algorithms; specifically, the Newmark method (NM) is effectively modified for complete explicit and implicit time integrations. Nodal topology change due to the crack propagation modeling is easily conducted by simple addition and deletion of nodes. Dynamic fracture simulation is successfully performed by the help of the visibility criterion and dynamic energy release rate evaluation. Robustness and effectiveness of the PDM are thoroughly verified through various numerical experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-145
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Impact Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning ( 2014R1A1A1002000 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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