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Three partition theories are assessed against experimental results for the prediction of delamination
toughness of fiber-reinforced laminated composites. It is shown that Wang and
Harvey’s classical partition theory [1, 2] gives the most accurate predictions; Davidson et
al.’s non-singular field partition theory [3, 4] also gives accurate predictions; but the singular-field
partition theory [3, 4] gives poor predictions.