COLLOCATION AND FINITE ELEMENTS--A COMBINED METHOD
Discusses advantages/disadvantages of the finite element techniques and of the modified mapping-collocation (MMC) techniques for analytical solutions of fracture mechanics problems. Reports one of several AMMRC investigations toward development of a procedure aimed at combining the two techniques to take advantage of the best features of each. Presents examples and their solutions using first the MMC formulation and then the finite element formulation; lastly, the examples are addressed using a combined methods formulation. Results and observations relative to the three methods are discussed.
Army Materials and Mechanics Research CenterMechanics and Materials Division
Watertown, MA United States 02172
- Freese, C E
- Publication Date: 1973-6
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Cracking; Finite element method; Fracture mechanics; Stiffness matrix
- Uncontrolled Terms: Crack propagation
- Old TRIS Terms: Stiffness matrices
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00057579
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
- Report/Paper Numbers: AMMRC TR 73-28 R&D Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 19 1974 12:00AM