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On the Path of a Quasi-static Crack in Mode III


Oleaga Apadula, Gerardo Enrique (2004) On the Path of a Quasi-static Crack in Mode III. Journal of Elasticity, 76 (2). pp. 163-189. ISSN 0374-3535


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A method for finding the path of a quasi-static crack growing in a brittle body is presented. The propagation process is modelled by a sequence of discrete steps optimizing the elastic energy released. An explicit relationship between the optimal growing direction and the parameters defining the local elastic field around the tip is obtained for an anti-plane field. This allows to describe a simple algorithm to compute the crack path.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crack propagation, Discrete model, Singular fields, Linear elasticity
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:12550
Deposited On:08 Apr 2011 09:27
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 09:27

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