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The dynamic stress intensity factors (DSIFs) for cracked stiffened plates considering the actual boundary conditions in ship structures are analyzed by the extended finite element method (XFEM). The sensitivity of numerical results with respect to mesh size and time step is discussed. Some other influential parameters including stiffener height, crack location and crack length are also analyzed. The numerical results show that the convergence is affected by mesh size and time step. By using XFEM, singular elements are not needed at the crack front and moderately refined meshes can achieve good accuracy. The height of the stiffener and crack location significantly effect DSIFs, while the crack length slightly influences the DSIFs.