Static and dynamic mechanical behaviors of cracked mindlin plates in ordinary state-based peridynamic framework

M. J. Dai, S. Tanaka, S. Oterkus, E. Oterkus

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Abstract An ordinary state-based peridynamic (PD) model based on the Mindlin plate theory is presented to deal with fracture mechanics problems. Static and dynamic stress resultant intensity factors regarded as the primary fracture parameters for plate structures are evaluated by the displacement extrapolation method. Owing to the PD surface effect, however, the accuracy of the displacement field near crack surfaces is significantly affected. Therefore, the arbitrary horizon domain method is adopted to correct the surface effect. It derives the variable PD parameters to properly describe mechanical behaviors for each material point. Several numerical examples are investigated to examine the performance of the presented method. It indicates that the PD Mindlin plate model incorporated with the arbitrary horizon domain method validly minimizes the influence from the PD surface effect and provides an effective approach to evaluate static and dynamic moment intensity factors.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages19
JournalActa Mechanica
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Nov 2021


  • peridynamics
  • plate structures
  • arbitrary horizon domain
  • PD surface effect
  • moment intensity factors

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