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Study of some optimal XFEM type methods

Chahine, Elie and Laborde, Patrick and Pommier, Julien and Renard, Yves and Salaün, Michel Study of some optimal XFEM type methods. (2007) In: Advances in Meshfree Techniques. (Computational Methods in Applied Sciences). Springer, 27-38. ISBN 978-1-4020-6094-6

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6095-3


The XFEM method in fracture mechanics is revisited. A first improvement is considered using an enlarged fixed enrichment subdomain aroud the crack tip and a bonding condition for the corresponding degree of freedom. An efficient numerical integration rule is introduced for the nonsmooth enrichment functions. The lack of accuracy due to the transition layer between the enrichment aera and the rest of the domain leads to consider a pointwise matching condition at the boundary of the subdomain. An optimal numerical rate of convergence is then obtained using such a nonconformal method.

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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:27 Jan 2009 09:01

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