Modeling of bonded elastic structures by a variational method: Theoretical analysis and numerical simulation

Alexey Furtsev, Hiromichi Itou, Evgeny Rudoy

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Abstract

The paper deals with an equilibrium problem of two bodies adhesively bonded to each other along the part of interface between them. There is a crack on the rest part of the interface. The bonding between the bodies is described by “spring type” condition modeling a soft and thin material layer. We also impose non-penetration conditions and Tresca's friction conditions on the interface including both the adhesive layer and the crack. The non-penetration condition excludes mutual penetration of bodies. A formula for the derivative of the energy functional with respect to the crack length is obtained. It is shown that the derivative can be represented as a path-independent integral (J-integral). Moreover, a non-overlapping domain decomposition method for the bonded structure is proposed and its convergence is studied theoretically and numerically. The numerical study shows the efficiency of the proposed method and the importance of the non-penetration condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-111
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Volume182-183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Adhesive contact
  • Bonded structure
  • Delamination crack
  • Domain decomposition method
  • Nonpenetration condition
  • Path-independent integral
  • Tresca's friction
  • UNILATERAL CONDITIONS
  • ENERGY
  • INEQUALITIES
  • CRACK PROBLEMS
  • SOFT
  • DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION METHOD
  • INTERFACE
  • EQUILIBRIUM
  • CONVERGENCE
  • INCLUSION

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