Axisymmetric benchmark solutions in fracture mechanics

Elizaveta Gordeliy, Roberto Piccinin, John A.L. Napier, Emmanuel Detournay

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The paper presents benchmark solutions for problems involving axisymmetric cracks in infinite and semi-infinite elastic domains. The solutions are obtained by means of three algorithms: an axisymmetric displacement discontinuity method, an axisymmetric finite element method, and a full three-dimensional displacement discontinuity method. The benchmark examples include computation of the crack path for the near-surface propagation of a bowl-shaped crack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-357
Number of pages10
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013


  • Axisymmetric crack
  • Computation
  • Crack propagation
  • Stress intensity factors

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