International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 104, Issue 4, pp 37–42

Analysis of Cohesive Zones in Cracks and Slip Bands Using Hypersingular Interpolative Quadratures

  • Alexander M. Korsunsky
  • J.T. Evans

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007641121142

Cite this article as:
Korsunsky, A.M. & Evans, J. International Journal of Fracture (2000) 104: 37. doi:10.1023/A:1007641121142


A numerically efficient and fast method of solution for cracks or slip bands with a crack opening or shearing displacement-dependent cohesive stress can be developed on the basis of a Gauss-Chebyshev quadrature rule for hypersingular integrals. The resulting iterative scheme allows different 'hardening' or 'bridging' laws to be explored in a consistent manner.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander M. Korsunsky
    • 1
  • J.T. Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordEngland
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of NewcastleNewcastle upon TyneEngland

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