XFEM Fracture Analysis of Composites

  • 5h 41m
  • Soheil Mohammadi
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2012

This book describes the basics and developments of the new XFEM approach to fracture analysis of composite structures and materials. It provides state of the art techniques and algorithms for fracture analysis of structures including numeric examples at the end of each chapter as well as an accompanying website which will include MATLAB resources, executables, data files, and simulation procedures of XFEM.

  • The first reference text for the extended finite element method (XFEM) for fracture analysis of structures and materials
  • Includes theory and applications, with worked numerical problems and solutions, and MATLAB examples on an accompanying website with further XFEM resources
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of this new area of research, including a review of Fracture Mechanics, basic through to advanced XFEM theory, as well as current problems and applications
  • Includes a chapter on the future developments in the field, new research areas and possible future applications of the method

About the Author

Soheil Mohammadi, Associate Professor, School of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN Soheil Mohammdi studied for his PhD at the University of Wales Swansea and is now a lecturer at the University of Tehran where his academic career began. He teaches PhD courses in contact mechanics, mesh generation and adaptivity, meshless methods, and impact and explosive loadings on structures. He research interests are based in computational mechanics and finite element analysis, and XFEM. He has published many papers in these areas as well as a book on discontinuum mechanics in 2003.

In this Book

  • Nomenclature
  • Introduction
  • Fracture Mechanics, A Review
  • Extended Finite Element Method
  • Static Fracture Analysis of Composites
  • Dynamic Fracture Analysis of Composites
  • Fracture Analysis of Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs)
  • Delamination/Interlaminar Crack Analysis
  • New Orthotropic Frontiers
  • References