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Failure mechanisms in brittle laminates

Suiker, ASJ and Fleck, NA (2005) Failure mechanisms in brittle laminates. 11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11, 2. pp. 888-893.

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Abstract

Steady-state tunneling and plane-strain delamination of an H-shape crack are examined for elastic, isotropic multi layers. Both tunneling and delamination are analysed by employing linear elastic fracture mechanics within a 2D finite element framework. Failure maps are produced to reveal the sensitivity of cracking path to the relative toughness of layer and interface, and to the stiffness mismatch of layers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:21
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:33
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