Über den Autor
Zohar Yosibash is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel
Preface.- Introduction.-An Introduction to the p- and hp-versions of the Finite Element Method.-Eigen-pairs Computation for Two-Dimensional Heat Conduction Singularities.-Computation of GFIFs for Two-Dimensional Heat Conduction Problems.-Eigen-pairs for two-dimensional elasticity.-Computing Generalized Stress Intensity Factors.-Thermal Generalized Stress Intensity Factors in 2-D Domains.-Failure Criteria for Brittle Elastic Materials.-Thermo-Mechanical Failure Criterion at the Micron Scale in Electronic Devices.-Singular solutions of the heat conduction equation in polyhedra domains.-Computation of the Edge Flux Intensity Functions associated with polyhedra domains.-Vertex singularities associated with conical points for the 3-D Laplace equation.-Edge eigen-pairs and ESIFs of 3-D elastic problems.-Summary and Open Questions.
This introductory and self-contained book gathers as much explicit mathematical results on the linear-elastic and heat-conduction solutions in the neighborhood of singular points in two-dimensional domains, and singular edges and vertices in three-dimensional domains. These are presented in an engineering terminology for practical usage. The author treats the mathematical formulations from an engineering viewpoint and presents high-order finite-element methods for the computation of singular solutions in isotropic and anisotropic materials, and multi-material interfaces. The proper interpretation of the results in engineering practice is advocated, so that the computed data can be correlated to experimental observations.
The book is divided into fourteen chapters, each containing several sections.
Most of it (the first nine Chapters) addresses two-dimensional domains, where
only singular points exist. The solution in a vicinity of these points admits an asymptotic expansion composed of eigenpairs and associated generalized flux/stress intensity factors (GFIFs/GSIFs), which are being computed analytically when possible or by finite element methods otherwise. Singular points associated with weakly coupled thermoelasticity in the vicinity of singularities are also addressed and thermal GSIFs are computed. The computed data is important in engineering practice for predicting failure initiation in brittle material on a daily basis. Several failure laws for two-dimensional domains with V-notches are presented and their validity is examined by comparison to experimental observations. A sufficient simple and reliable condition for predicting failure initiation (crack formation) in micron level electronic devices, involving singular points, is still a topic of active research and interest, and is addressed herein.
Explicit singular solution
Many solved example problems
Explicit mathematical expressions
Solutions to selected exercises in the book