Theory of Cracks

  • George A. Papadopoulos


The determination of stress and strain field according to classical elasticity, for conditions that do not correspond to fracture or cracking of the materials, is realized by conversion to a boundary problem which is characterized by either an elastic or a plastic law of deformation. The boundaries and the strain behaviour of the body are considered as known and the applied loads cause small-scale deformations of the boundary regions.


Stress Intensity Factor Energy Release Rate Strain Energy Release Total Energy Release Rate Crack Deformation 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Papadopoulos
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  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science, Section of MechanicsThe National Technical University of AthensZographou, AthensGreece

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