Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 19–31 | Cite as

Damage Analysis of Superconducting Composite Wire with Bridging Model

  • Xubin Peng
  • Huadong YongEmail author
  • Youhe Zhou
Original Paper


The multi-filamentary \(\hbox {Bi}_{2}\hbox {Sr}_{2}\hbox {CaCu}_{2}\hbox {O}_{8+\mathrm{x}}\) (Bi-2212) round wires are made of superconducting filaments, metal Ag and Ag alloy, which are typical composite structure. Since the filament is brittle, there are various defects and cracks in the Bi-2212 round wire after heat treatment. In this paper, we assume that the filaments in the wire are uniformly arranged. Adopting the bridging model which is often used in the fiber-reinforced composite, we calculate the ultimate strength of the round wire. The effects of the volume fraction, elastic modulus and interface shear strength are discussed in detail.


Bi-2212 composite Crack Bridging model Stress intensity factor Ultimate tensile strength 



The authors acknowledge the support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 11472120 and 11327802) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (lzujbky-2017-k18).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Mechanics on Environment and Disaster in Western ChinaThe Ministry of Education of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, College of Civil Engineering and MechanicsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina

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