Fundamentals of interface fracture mechanics

Leslie Banks-Sills*

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In this chapter, the basic principles of interface fracture mechanics are presented. After a brief description of the development of interface fracture, the first term of the asymptotic expression for the stress and displacement fields in the neighborhood of an interface crack tip between two homogeneous, isotropic, linear elastic materials is presented. The energy release rate for this crack type, as well as the J-integral are described. Both deterministic and statistically obtained fracture criteria are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318


  • Complex stress intensity factor
  • Interface
  • Interface energy release rate
  • Interface fracture toughness
  • Oscillatory parameter
  • Oscillatory singularity
  • Phase angles


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