The problem of an infinite, isotropic elastic plane containing an arbitrary number of circular elastic inclusions is considered. The analysis procedure is based on the use of a complex singular integral equation. The unknown tractions at each circular boundary are approximated by a truncated complex Fourier series. A system of linear algebraic equations is obtained by using the classical Galerkin method and the Gauss-Seidel algorithm is used to solve the system. Several numerical examples are considered to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||38|
|Journal||International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering|
|State||Published - Dec 10 2001|
- Complex hypersingular integral equation
- Galerkin method
- Multiple circular inclusions