Solutions to mixed mode problems for plates under bending, with inclined through-the-thickness cracks, are obtained taking the closure phenomenon on the compression zone into account. A three-dimensional finite element method using singular and transition elements to model the crack tip region is employed for the analysis. The closure region on the crack faces is determined by a trial and error procedure. An attempt is also made to determine the influence of frictional forces between the interacting crack faces on the stress intensity factors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering