An efficient BEM to calculate weight functions and its application to bridging analysis in an orthotropic medium

Y. F. Liu, C. Masuda, R. Yuuki

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An efficient boundary element method to calculate crack weight functions is developed. The weight function method is applied to bridging effect analysis in a single-edge notched composite specimen by using a bridging law which includes both interfacial debonding and sliding properties between fiber and matrix in ceramic matrix composites. A numerical method to solve the distributed spring model treating bridging fibers as stress distribution to close the crack surface is provided to determine the bridging stress, debond length, crack opening displacement and stress intensity factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-424
Number of pages7
JournalComputational Mechanics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes



  • BEM
  • Fiber Bridging
  • Interface Debonding
  • Orthotropic Body
  • Stress Intensity Factor
  • Weight Function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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