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Extended Finite Element Method

Tsinghua University Press Computational Mechanics Series

Extended Finite Element Method provides an introduction to the extended finite element method (XFEM), a novel computational method which has been proposed to solve complex crack propagation problems. The book helps readers understand the method and make effective use of the XFEM code and software plugins now available to model and simulate these complex problems.

The book explores the governing equation behind XFEM, including level set method and enrichment shape function. The authors outline a new XFEM algorithm based on the continuum-based shell and consider numerous practical problems, including planar discontinuities, arbitrary crack propagation in shells and dynamic response in 3D composite materials.

Graduate students, engineers and researchers in mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering.

Hardbound, 286 Pages

Published: March 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-407717-1


    • Chapter 1: Introduction

      Chapter 2: Fundamental linear elastic fracture mechanics

      Chapter 3: Dynamic crack propagation

      Chapter 4: Governing equation of XFEM

      Chapter 5: 2D examples and analyses

      Chapter 6: XFEM based on continuum-based shell

      Chapter 7: Sub-interface crack propagation in bi-materials

      Chapter 8: XFEM simulation for 3D composite materials

      Chapter 9: XFEM application for two phase flow

      Chapter 10: Research progress and related project on XFEM


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