An efficient and accurate numerical program with enhanced point collocation meshfree method is developed to simulate crack propagation under dynamic loading conditions. The enhanced meshfree method with point collocation formulation and derivative approximation in solids is presented. This study also presents the crack propagation criterion and computation of propagating direction, and the total structure of the numerical program named PCMDYC(Point Collocation Meshfree method for DYnamic Crack propagation). Several examples of crack propagation under dynamic loads are analyzed to simulate the arbitrary crack propagation under dynamic loads. The results show that PCMDYC predicts the propagating path of crack under dynamic loading conditions accurately and robustly.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering