Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (MME 2016)

Fracture Behavior Investigation of the Propellant Material Using the Extended Finite Element Method

Authors
Li Zhang, Jin-Zhao Huang, Zhi Lv
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Li Zhang
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mme-16.2017.14How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Crack propagation process, Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM), Propellant material.
Abstract
When simulating crack propagation process using the finite element method, we need to create singularity grids at the crack tip. And with the increase in crack length, we need a re-division of grids. This makes the calculation very complicated. The extended finite element method (XFEM) is an effective method for simulating crack extension. And the crack is independent of the grids. Because there is no complicated grid at the crack tip in the XFEM model, the computation efficiency can be increased greatly. This paper investigated the fracture behavior of the propellant material with an initial crack using XFEM. By comparing with existing experimental results, this paper shows that XFEM can be used to simulate fracture characteristic of the propellant material efficiently.
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Proceedings
3rd Annual International Conference on Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (MME 2016)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-303-6
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mme-16.2017.14How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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