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Stress intensity factors based fracture criteria for kinking and branching of interface crack: application to dams

Kishen, Chandra JM and Singh, Konjengbam Darunkumar (2001) Stress intensity factors based fracture criteria for kinking and branching of interface crack: application to dams. In: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 68 (2). pp. 201-219.

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Abstract

In this paper, the application of contour integral method (J. Elast. 8 (1978) 21; On the marriage of fracture mechanics and mixed finite elements methods: an applications to concrete dams, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Colorado, 1993) for determination of bimaterial stress intensity factors in the case of crack lying between rock/concrete interface of gravity dam is shown using the concepts of linear elastic fracture mechanics. The kinking angle of the interface crack is computed based on the maximum circumferential stress criteria. Criteria for branching are proposed [Appendix].

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Bimaterial;Interface crack;Branching;Gravity dam
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/10644

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