Resistance Curve by damage crazing in brittle-ductile multimaterials

Jean Lemaitre*, Frederick Leckie, Dov Sherman

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Laminates made of brittle and ductile layers bonded together are studied in two dimensional cracking in order to establish the conditions for the existence of a Resistence Curve. A single tunneling crack may have a stable growth if the bonds of the interface are weak against debond initiation and tough against crack propagation. The sequence of crack initiations and growth show also an additional ductility effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: 25 Nov 199030 Nov 1990


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