THE INDIRECT BOUNDARY INTEGRAL METHOD FOR CURVED CRACKS IN PLANE ELASTICITY Yun, Beong-In;
For curved crack problems in plane elasticity, subjected to the traction conditions on the crack faces, we present a system of boundary integral equations. The procedure is based on the indirect boundary integral method in terms of real variables. For efficient mathematical analysis, we decompose the singular kernel into the Cauchy singular part and the regular one. As a result, solvability of the presented system is proved and availability of the present approach is shown by the numerical example of a circular arc crack.
boundary integral method;singular integral;curved crack;
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