Energy release rates Interface fracture Layered composite materials Mixed mode partition Orthogonal pure modes
Chinese Society for Composite Materials
WANG, S., HARVEY, C.M. and WOOD, J.D., 2017. The mechanics of interface fracture in layered composite materials: (1) brittle homogenous and bi-material interfaces. 21st International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-21), Xi'an, China, 20th-25th August 2017.
A powerful analytical methodology is discovered and is used to partition the total energy release rate of one dimensional (1D) interface 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.