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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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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
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:30
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 03:02