Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering Vol. 2(9), pp. 275 - 279
DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2014.020901
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Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Mixed Mode Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Plates Using Crack Extension Technique


Ameen Ahmed Nassar *
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Basrah

ABSTRACT

In this paper, a new approach for the mixed mode fracture mechanics analysis of plates using crack extension technique, by developing a new graphical user interface (GUI), has been introduced. The main objective of the paper is to show the usefulness and power of Matlab GUI in investigating and analyzing the effects of crack configurations and orientations on the calculation of stress intensity factors for cracked plates. The second purpose of this paper is to carry out an analysis using the developed GUI to simulate different crack configurations such as central-crack plate, single-edge plate, and double-edge plate. Illustrated problems in the field of analysis of fracture mechanics are carried out. The results show that the developed GUI is very useful for engineers, designers, and analysts of fracture mechanics problems.

KEYWORDS
Crack Extension Technique, Graphical User Interface, Mechanics Analysis

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Ameen Ahmed Nassar , "Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Mixed Mode Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Plates Using Crack Extension Technique," Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 9, pp. 275 - 279, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2014.020901.

(b). APA Format:
Ameen Ahmed Nassar (2014). Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Mixed Mode Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Plates Using Crack Extension Technique. Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2(9), 275 - 279. DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2014.020901.