Analysis of direct current potential field around multiple random cracks

N. Tada, Y. Hayashi, T. Kitamura, R. Ohtani

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A method for evaluating the distribution of electrical potential around multiple through cracks is proposed. The method gives accurate potential values for cracks with different lengths at random positions by combining theoretical potential functions for a single crack in an infinite plate. The validity of the method is numerically confirmed with respect to problems of a single and three cracks existing in a square plate subjected to a current flow, and the method is applied to a problem of random cracks in an infinite plate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-84
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials


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