Strength of Materials

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 389–392 | Cite as

Evaluation of the stress intensity factor for cracks in elastomers

  • V. V. Kirichevskii
  • Yu. G. Kozub
Scientific and Technical Section


We analyze the applicability of the method of the J-integral to the solution of problems of fracture mechanics for structures made of low-compressible elastomers. The components of the J-integral are computed by the method of equivalent three-dimensional integration. To take into account weak compressibility, we use the finite-element moment scheme.


Stress Intensity Factor Crack Front Edge Crack Circular Crack Elastic Energy Release 
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  • V. V. Kirichevskii
  • Yu. G. Kozub

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