Failure Criteria for Brittle Elastic Materials

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The successful use of linear elastic fracture mechanics theory in predicting brittle fracture in isotropic domains with cracks is attributed to the successful correlation of a single parameter, namely the stress intensity factor, with experimental observations for the determination of failure initiation or crack propagation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterdisciplinary Applied Mathematics
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages36
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameInterdisciplinary Applied Mathematics


  • Failure Criterion
  • Fracture Toughness
  • Generalize Stress Intensity Factor
  • Notch Depth
  • Strain Energy Density

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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