Extended finite element method for dynamic fracture of piezo-electric materials

H. Nguyen-Vinh, I. Bakar, M. A. Msekh, J. H. Song, J. Muthu, G. Zi, P. Le, S. P.A. Bordas, R. Simpson, S. Natarajan, T. Lahmer, Timon Rabczuk

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We present an extended finite element formulation for dynamic fracture of piezo-electric materials. The method is developed in the context of linear elastic fracture mechanics. It is applied to mode I and mixed mode-fracture for quasi-steady cracks. An implicit time integration scheme is exploited. The results are compared to results obtained with the boundary element method and show excellent agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-31
Number of pages13
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The support of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Project No. RA 1946/10-1 is gratefully acknowledged.


  • Cracks
  • Fracture
  • Piezo-electric
  • XFEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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