On crack branching and curving in a finite body

Y. Sumi*, S. Nemat-Nasser, L. M. Keer

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The problem of a slightly non-collinear, quasi-static crack growth in a finite brittle solid is examined. A solution method which accounts for the finite geometry and the applied boundary conditions is presented. The approach uses the results of the first order perturbation solution for non-collinear crack extension from the tip of a semi-infinite straight crack, in an alternating solution scheme which takes into account the effect of the finite geometry and the boundary conditions in an iterative manner. For illustration, a slightly slanted Griffith crack under biaxial loading is examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-79
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials


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