Stable paths and states of irreversible structural systems: Thermodynamic analysis and implications for composites

Zdenek P Bazant*, L. Cedolin, R. Gettu

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Abstract

The paper deals with the criteria for stable response paths of irreversible structural systems and illustrate their application in some typical problems of plastic buckling, strain-softening failure, spreading of zones of strain-softening fracture and propagation of interacting cracks. Problems of this type are particularly important for failure analysis of composite materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-223
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD
Volume13
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

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