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Enhanced Digital Image Correlation Analysis of Ruptures with Enforced Traction Continuity Conditions Across Interfaces

Tal, Yuval and Rubino, Vito and Rosakis, Ares J. and Lapusta, Nadia (2019) Enhanced Digital Image Correlation Analysis of Ruptures with Enforced Traction Continuity Conditions Across Interfaces. Applied Sciences, 9 (8). Art. No. 1625. ISSN 2076-3417. doi:10.3390/app9081625.

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Accurate measurements of displacements around opening or interfacial shear cracks (shear ruptures) are challenging when digital image correlation (DIC) is used to quantify strain and stress fields around such cracks. This study presents an algorithm to locally adjust the displacements computed by DIC near frictional interfaces of shear ruptures, in order for the local stress fields to satisfy the continuity of tractions across the interface. In the algorithm, the stresses near the interface are extrapolated by local polynomials that are constructed using a constrained inversion. This inversion is such that the traction continuity (TC) conditions are satisfied at the interface while simultaneously matching the displacements produced by the DIC solution at the pixels closest to the center of the subset, where the DIC fields are more accurate. We apply the algorithm to displacement fields of experimental shear ruptures obtained using a local DIC approach and show that the algorithm produces the desired continuous traction field across the interface. The experimental data are also used to examine the sensitivity of the algorithm against different geometrical parameters related to construction of the polynomials in order to avoid artifacts in the stress field.

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Tal, Yuval0000-0001-7308-9294
Rubino, Vito0000-0002-4023-8668
Rosakis, Ares J.0000-0003-0559-0794
Lapusta, Nadia0000-0001-6558-0323
Additional Information:© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( Received: 01 March 2019; Accepted: 15 April 2019; Published: 18 April 2019. Author Contributions: Conceptualization, Y.T., V.R., A.R., and N.L.; Methodology, Y.T.; Investigation, Y.T. and V.R.; Data curation, V.R.; Writing—original draft preparation, Y.T.; Writing—review and editing, V.R., A.R., and N.L.; Supervision, A.R. and N.L. This study was supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) (grant EAR‐1651235), the US Geological Survey (USGS) (grant G16AP00106), and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), contribution No. 18131. SCEC is funded by NSF Cooperative Agreement EAR‐1033462 and USGS Cooperative Agreement G12AC20038. We thank Zefeng Li for fruitful discussions about the constrained inversion. The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:digital image correlation; dynamic interfacial rupture; traction continuity across interfaces
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Southern California Earthquake Center18131
Issue or Number:8
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Official Citation:Tal, Y.; Rubino, V.; Rosakis, A.J.; Lapusta, N. Enhanced Digital Image Correlation Analysis of Ruptures with Enforced Traction Continuity Conditions Across Interfaces. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 1625; doi: 10.3390/app9081625
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Apr 2019 18:27
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