On the Use of Finite Elements in Fracture Analysis of Pressure Vessel Components

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J. Reynen

Commission of the European Communities, Joint Research Center, EURATOM, Ispra, Italy

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 98(1), 8-16 (Feb 01, 1976) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454343 History: Received March 26, 1975; Online October 25, 2010


The paper describes algorithms and their computer implementations to calculate effectively strain energy release rates by means of FEM, making use of substructuring techniques. Numerical examples are given for 2-D and 3-D thermo-elasto crack problems including a corner crack in a pressure vessel nozzle.

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