3D FRACTURE MECHANICS ANALYSIS OF THERMOMAGNETOELECTROELASTIC ANISOTROPIC SOLIDS ACCOUNTING FOR CRACK FACE CONTACT WITH FRICTION
Thermal expansion of the material usually causes existing cracks to close, resulting in the requirement to consider contact problems. The latter are complicated since one should consider the contact of crack faces accounting for sliding, friction, and unknown contact area. This study tries to solve this task by development of the 3D boundary element approach with iterative solver, which can determine the contact zone, sliding of crack faces and account for friction between them. Moreover, multifield materials and various thermal, mechanical, electric and magnetic boundary and contact conditions can be considered.