A hybrid contour method

R. Jones, K. C. Watters, R. J. Callinan

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This paper discusses the use of hybrid and isoparametric elements in elastic stress analysis and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, A new approach is developed that involves the use of a hybrid stress recovery method together with isoparametric elements. This procedure, which we will call the hybrid contour method, is an efficient alternative method for calculating the J integral. One advantage of this approach is that it accesses only the displacement field and, like J, appears to be path independent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-76
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Structural Mechanics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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