Failure Criteria for Brittle Elastic Materials

Zohar Yosibash*

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The successful use of linear elastic fracture mechanics theory in predicting brittle fracture in isotropic domains with cracks is attributed to the successful correlation of a single parameter, namely the stress intensity factor, with experimental observations for the determination of failure initiation or crack propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterdisciplinary Applied Mathematics
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages36
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInterdisciplinary Applied Mathematics
ISSN (Print)0939-6047
ISSN (Electronic)2196-9973


  • Failure Criterion
  • Fracture Toughness
  • Generalize Stress Intensity Factor
  • Notch Depth
  • Strain Energy Density


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