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Dynamic Fracture of Thin Structures

Gupta, V.1
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Publishing year2009 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference5th European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
H. Lacoste


A meshless shell method for dynamic fracture problems based on normalized Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is presented. The SPH method is corrected by a normalization in order to fulfill completeness requirement. Instability are controlled by stress-point integration. The method is modified for Mindlin-Reissner shell analysis. Stress based fracture criterion is incorporated based on the visibility method. The method is applied to two dynamic fracture problems in thin-walled pipes including fluid-structure interaction. The results are compared to experimental data and they are very promising.