Author(s): R.A. Collinsi & D.J. Cartwright
The theoretical basis for the boundary collocation method is formally ex-
tended to the problem of multiple collinear cracks in the presence of finite
The technique is then applied to the generation of new stress
intensity factor solutions for two unstiffened sheet configurations.
The problem of Widespread Fatigue Damage (WFD) has received consider-
able attention over the past decade, in view of the importance of the issue
to the continued safe operation of the ageing commercial transport aircraft
The majority of these investigations have centred on a specific source
of WFD known as Multiple Site Damage (MSD), in which the simultaneous
presence of multiple interacting cracks in the same structural element may
degrade the residual st...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/DM000451
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