Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 7 (2001)



May 14 – 17, 2001, Svratka, Czech Republic
Editors: Alena Poživilová and Jan Masák

Copyright © 2001 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

ISBN 80-885918-64-1 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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Two-parametric characterisation of a crack growing in the vicinity of the material interface
Gröger R., Knésl Z.
pages 83 - +8p, full text

A crack propagating in the vicinity of the material interface is analyzed. The problem is solved in the range of two-parameter linear elastic fracture mechanics. The aim of the contribution is to assess the influence of T stress on the direction of a crack growing to the interface. The interface is modelled fOT different material properties characterised by the Dundur's composite parameters. First the effect of the interface on T stress value is studied and values of K], KII and T stress are estimated. Consequently the two-parameter modification of MTS criterion and Sih's SED criterion is used for prediction of a crack propagation direction. Both these approaches are compared. It is concluded that the negative values of T stress stabilize the crack propagation perpendicularly to the interface.

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