Investigations into the Phenomenon of Crack Branching

  • Navid Pour-MoghaddamEmail author
Part of the Mechanik, Werkstoffe und Konstruktion im Bauwesen book series (MWKB, volume 54)


A particularly peculiar phenomenon in fracture mechanics is bifurcation or crack branching, which occurs when a crack runs rapidly under high stress intensity. Bifurcation also occurs with a crack under simple tensile stress, which initially propagates perpendicularly to the tensile stress that has been applied to the crack. Various criteria have been proposed for specifying branching conditions in brittle materials.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Konstruktiver IngenieurbauSchüßler-PlanFrankfurt am MainGermany

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