Interface fracture and delaminations in composite materials

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Part I of this SpringerBrief presents the problem of a crack between two dissimilar isotropic materials and describes the mathematical background. A fracture criterion is discussed and Methods for calculating fracture parameters such as stress intensity factors using the finite element method and three post-processors are considered. Actual test data and both deterministic and statistical failure curves are presented. In Part II of the book, similar descriptions are given for delaminations in composite laminates. The mathematical treatment of this type of damage including the first term of the asymptotic expansion of the stress and displacement fields is considered. Numerical post-processors for determining stress intensity factors for these cases are reviewed. Two examples of specific laminates are presented: one with a failure curve and the other with a failure surface. Finally, beam specimens used for testing such failures are discussed. iv>.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages120
ISBN (Electronic)3319603272, 9783319603278
ISBN (Print)9783319603261, 9783319603278, 3319603264, 3319603272
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology. Structural mechanics


  • Composite materials

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Composite materials -- Delamination
  • Composite materials -- Mathematical models
  • Delamination of composite materials


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