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Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 14, Issue 8, pp 323-330

Brittle-coating-patterns evaluation

Mechanism of the coating cracking when two large compressive stresses are present is studied by the authors
  • A. J. DurelliAffiliated withthe Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, The Catholic University of America
  • , V. J. ParksAffiliated withthe Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, The Catholic University of America
  • , V. PavlinAffiliated withSchool of Civil Engineering, University of SarajevoCivil and Mechanical Engineering Department, The Catholic University of America

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Abstract

Usual interpretation of brittle-coating patterns may be erroneous in cases when two large compressive stresses are present. This note deals with a study of the mechanism of the coating cracking under those conditions. An example illustrating the situation is given.