The hybrid crack-containing finite element provides a powerful tool for fracture mechanics analysis of geometries too complicated to be treated by classical methods. The basis of the hybrid method is reviewed, with emphasis upon the techniques used for crack elements. A new family of axisymmetric and plane-stress bimaterial crack elements is introduced through example solutions of simple problems. Also, several example applications of analyses of real structural details with a single-material plane stress crack element are presented. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASCE National Structural Engineering Convention and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 14-18, 1975
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Orringer, O
    • Lin, K Y
    • STALK, G
    • Tong, P
    • Mar, J W
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 321-334
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 12744 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM