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Variational determination of the crack trajectory in inhomogeneous media

By Ihar A. Miklashevich, Anatoly V. Chigarev and Alexander M. Korsunsky


Propagation of a crack through inhomogeneous media is considered in the variational formulation, whereby the path corresponding to the extremum of energy release during fracture is sought. A non-linear differential equation is obtained for the crack trajectory in an inhomogeneous medium subjected to specified tensile loading. A linearized form of this equation is investigated in order to characterise the crack propagation in media with different effective characteristics.The full-text of this article is not currently available in ORA, but the original publication is available at (which you may be able to access via the publisher copy link on this record page)

Topics: Engineering & allied sciences
Year: 2001
DOI identifier: 10.1023/A:1012438508616
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