WANG, S., HARVEY, C.M. and WOOD, J.D., 2017. The mechanics of interface fracture:(1) brittle homogenous and bi-material interfaces. IN: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Fracture, Rhodes Greece, 18-23 June 2017.
A powerful analytical methodology is discovered and is used to partition the total energy
release rate of mixed-mode 1D fractures on brittle homogeneous or bi-material interfaces into
its mode I and II components based on the classical and shear-deformable plate theories
and 2D elasticity. Previously unsolvable problems are solved and confusions explained.