Influence of crack closure on sif for plates under bending-A mixed mode case

K. N.Ramachandran Nambissan, M. Sreekumar

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Solutions to mixed mode problems for plates under bending, with inclined through-the-thickness cracks, are obtained taking the closure phenomenon on the compression zone into account. A three-dimensional finite element method using singular and transition elements to model the crack tip region is employed for the analysis. The closure region on the crack faces is determined by a trial and error procedure. An attempt is also made to determine the influence of frictional forces between the interacting crack faces on the stress intensity factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-158
Number of pages10
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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