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URN etd-0823110-173542
Author Po-chun Chu
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Department Applied Mathematics
Year 2009
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title Models of Corner and Crack Singularity of Linear Elastostatics and their Numerical Solutions
Date of Defense 2010-06-03
Page Count 177
Keyword
  • collocation Trefftz method
  • method of fundamental solutions
  • Trefftz method
  • corner singularity
  • crack singularity
  • singular particular solutions
  • crack models
  • combined method
  • crack tip
  • Elastostatics
  • Abstract The singular solutions for linear elastostatics at corners are essential in both theory and computation. In this thesis, we seek new singular solutions for corners with the fixed (displacement), the free stress (traction) boundary conditions, and their mixed types, and to explore their corner singularity and provide the algorithms and error estimates in detail. The singular solutions of linear elastostatics are derived, and a number of new models of corner and crack singularity are proposed. Effective numerical methods, such as the collocation Trefftz methods (CTM), the method of fundamental solutions (MFS), the method of particular solutions (MPS) and their combinations: the so called combined method, are developed. Such solutions are useful to examine other numerical methods for singularity problems in linear elastostatics. This thesis consists of three parts, Part I: Basic approaches, Part II: Advanced topics, and Part III: Mixed types of displacement and traction conditions. Contents of Parts I and II have been published in [47,82]. In Part I, the collocation Trefftz methods are used to obtain highly accurate solutions, where the leading coefficient has 14 (or 13) significant digits by the computation with double precision. In part II, two more new models (symmetric and anti-symmetric) of interior crack singularities are proposed, for the corner and crack singularity problems, the combined methods by using many fundamental solutions, but by adding a few singular solutions are proposed. Such a kind of combined methods is significant for linear elastostatics with corners (i.e., the L-shaped domain), because the singular solutions can only be obtained by seeking the power νk of rνk numerically. Hence, only a few singular solutions used may greatly simplify the numerical algorithms; Part III is a continued study of Parts I and II, to explore mixed type of displacement and free traction boundary conditions. To our best knowledge, this is the first time to provide the particular solutions near the corner with mixed types of boundary conditions and to report their numerical computation with different boundary conditions on the same corner edge in linear elastostatics. This thesis explores corner singularity and its numerical methods, to form a systematic study of basic theory and advanced computation for linear elastostatics.
    Advisory Committee
  • Ming-Gong Lee - chair
  • Chien-Sen Huang - co-chair
  • Tzon-Tzer Lu - co-chair
  • Hung-Tsai Huang - co-chair
  • Zi-Cai Li - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2010-08-23

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