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.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||International Journal of Fracture|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mechanics
- Modelling and Simulation
- Mechanics of Materials