On use of the Galerkin method to solve the fracture mechanics problem for a linear crack under normal loading

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The problem of contact interaction of the opposite faces of a linear crack under a normally incident harmonic tension-compression wave is numerically solved by the Galerkin method with piecewise-linear continuous elements. The dependence of the stress intensity factor (opening mode) on the wave number is investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1324-1329
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Applied Mechanics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005



  • Linear crack 
  • Normal wave loading 
  • Crack faces interaction 
  • Galerkin method
  • Wave number 

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