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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
INTRODUCTION
Motivation and Scope
Outline
THE LEVEL SET METHOD
Introduction
Level Set Method for Closed Sections
Level Set Method for Open Sections
Summary
THE EXTENDED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
Displacement Approximation
Enrichment Functions
Crack Enrichment Functions
Inclusion Enrichment Functions
Void Enrichment Function
Integration of Element with Discontinuity
MXFEM
Others
CRACK GROWTH MODEL
Stress Intensity Factor Evaluation
Crack Growth Direction
Crack Growth Magnitude
Finite Crack Growth Increment
Fatigue Crack Growth
KRIGING FOR INCREASED FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH STEP SIZE
Kriging
Kriging for Integration of Fatigue Crack Growth Law
Example Problems
Center Crack in an Infinite Plate Under Tension
Edge Crack in a Finite Plate Under Tension
Summary and Future Work
REANALYSIS OF THE EXTENDED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
Cholesky Factorization
Reanalysis of the Extended Finite Element Method
Reanalysis of an Edge Crack in a Finite Plate
Optimization for Finding Crack Initiation in a Plate with a Hole
SUMMARY AND FUTURE WORK
Future Work
MXFEM BENCHMARK PROBLEMS
Crack Enrichments
Center Crack in a Finite Plate
Edge Crack in a Finite Plate
Inclined Edge Crack in a Finite Plate
Hard Inclusion in a Finite Plate
ANSYS, B) MXFEM
Void Enrichment
Void in an Infinite Plate
Other
Angle of Crack Initiation from Optimization
Crack Growth in Presence of an Inclusion
Homogeneous Crack
Bi-material Crack
LIST OF REFERENCES
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
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