Micromechanics analysis on evolution of crack in viscoelastic materials
A preliminary analysis on crack evolution in viscoelastic materials was presented. Based on the equivalent inclusion concept of micro-mechanics theory, the explicit expressions of crack opening displacement δ and energy release rate G were derived, indicating that both δ and G are increasing with time. The equivalent modulus of the viscoelastic solid comprising cracks was evaluated. It is proved that the decrease of the modulus comes from two mechanisms: one is the viscoelasticity of the material; the other is the crack opening which is getting larger with time.
Key wordsviscoelasticity crack micromechanics
CLC numbersO345 O346.1
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