A geometry and size dependent fracture resistance curve

Wei Yang*, Surendra P. Shah

*Corresponding author for this work

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A general form fracture resistance curve, R-curve, is presented in this paper based upon the energy criterion of crack propagation determined by strain energy release rate. The R-curve is derived, in general, as the envelope of a set of strain energy release rate curves of same size and geometry but with different initial crack lengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L23-L28
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials


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