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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 68–76 | Cite as

Crack deflection by rod-shaped inclusions

  • Yih -Cherng Chiang
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Abstract

This paper presents a model for crack deflection around rod-shaped inclusions. In this analysis both a stress intensity factor approach and a crack surface area approximation are used. The local stress intensity factors of a deflected crack along two adjacent rod-shaped inclusions are derived first. Then, the path of advancement of the deflected crack front along the inclusions can be determined. Knowledge of the crack path provides the basis for evaluating the deflection-induced reduction in strain energy release rate as well as the basis for calculating the deflected crack surface area. The analytical predictions are compared with the theoretical results of Faber and Evans and the differences between these two analyses are discussed.

Keywords

Release Rate Stress Intensity Factor Energy Release Energy Release Rate Local Stress 
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© Chapman & Hall 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yih -Cherng Chiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Composite Materials and Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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