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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||International Journal of Fracture|
|State||Published - Jun 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mechanics
- Modeling and Simulation
- Mechanics of Materials