International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 148, Issue 1, pp 79–84 | Cite as

Effect of Biaxial Load on Crack Deflection/Penetration at Bi-material Ceramic Interface

  • Liviu Marsavina
  • Tomasz Sadowski
Letters in fracture and micromechanics


The paper investigates the effect of the biaxial loading on crack deflection/penetration at a bi-material ceramic interface. A biaxially loaded geometry was numerically investigated using Finite Element Analysis in order to determine the energy release rate. The obtained results could be used in conjunction with a fracture criteria at interface for estimating the path of the crack after the interface was reached.


crack deflection penetration bi-material interface energy release rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Sanitary EngineeringLublin University of TechnologyLublinPoland
  2. 2.Department Strength of MaterialsPolitehnica University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania

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