A novel numerical strategy to predict dynamic crack propagation phenomena in 2D continuum media is proposed. The numerical method is able to simulate the behavior of materials and structures affected by dynamic crack growth mechanisms. In particular, an efficient computational procedure based on the combination of Fracture Mechanics concepts and Arbitrary Lagrangian and Eulerian approach (ALE) has been developed. This represents a generalization of previous authors' works in a dynamic framework with the purpose to propose a unified approach to predict crack propagation using dynamic or static fracture mechanics and a moving mesh methodology. The crack speed is explicitly evaluated at each time step by using a proper crack tip speed criterion, which can be expressed as function of energy release rate or stress intensity factor. In order to validate the formulation, experimental and numerical results available from the literature are considered. In addition, a parametric study to verify the prediction of proposed modeling in terms of mesh dependence phenomena, computational efficiency and numerical complexity is developed.

A numerical model based on ALE formulation to predict fast crack growth in composite structures

Greco F.;Lonetti P.;
2019

Abstract

A novel numerical strategy to predict dynamic crack propagation phenomena in 2D continuum media is proposed. The numerical method is able to simulate the behavior of materials and structures affected by dynamic crack growth mechanisms. In particular, an efficient computational procedure based on the combination of Fracture Mechanics concepts and Arbitrary Lagrangian and Eulerian approach (ALE) has been developed. This represents a generalization of previous authors' works in a dynamic framework with the purpose to propose a unified approach to predict crack propagation using dynamic or static fracture mechanics and a moving mesh methodology. The crack speed is explicitly evaluated at each time step by using a proper crack tip speed criterion, which can be expressed as function of energy release rate or stress intensity factor. In order to validate the formulation, experimental and numerical results available from the literature are considered. In addition, a parametric study to verify the prediction of proposed modeling in terms of mesh dependence phenomena, computational efficiency and numerical complexity is developed.
ALE
Dynamic crack propagation
Finite element method
Moving mesh
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