A technique for predicting mode I energy release rates using a first-order shear deformable plate theory

B. D. Davidson, R. A. Schapery

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Abstract

Utilizing a first order shear deformable plate theory, a technique is described for predicting the distribution of the energy release rate along a curved or straight mode I planar crack in the plane of a plate (such as a delamination crack). Accuracy of the technique is assessed by comparing the distributions of energy release rate with those predicted by two and three dimensional finite element analyses of double cantilever beam specimens with straight crack fronts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-165
Number of pages9
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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