Determination of energy release rate and mode mix in three-dimensional layered structures using plate theory

Barry D Davidson, LiJie Yu, Hurang Hu

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A plate theory-based method for determining energy release rates is presented for general loadings of three dimensional layered structures. Mode decomposition is performed for cases that exhibit an inverse square root singularity and for which certain other restrictions apply. Predictions for energy release rate and mode mix for typical problems are presented and verified by comparison with results obtained by three dimensional finite element analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-104
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics

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