A numerical procedure for multiple circular holes and elastic inclusions in a finite domain with a circular boundary

J. Wang, S. G. Mogilevskaya, S. L. Crouch

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Abstract

This paper describes a numerical procedure for solving two-dimensional elastostatics problems with multiple circular holes and elastic inclusions in a finite domain with a circular boundary. The inclusions may have arbitrary elastic properties, different from those of the matrix, and the holes may be traction free or loaded with uniform normal pressure. The loading can be applied on all or part of the finite external boundary. Complex potentials are expressed in the form of integrals of the tractions and displacements on the boundaries. The unknown boundary tractions and displacements are approximated by truncated complex Fourier series. A linear algebraic system is obtained by using Taylor series expansion without boundary discretization. The matrix of the linear system has diagonal submatrices on its diagonal, which allows the system to be effectively solved by using a block Gauss-Seidel iterative algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-258
Number of pages9
JournalComputational Mechanics
Volume32
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

Keywords

  • Block Gauss-Seidel
  • Circular holes and elastic inclusions
  • Complex Fourier Series
  • Complex potentials
  • Taylor Series expansion

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