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A finite element analysis of plane strain dynamic crack growth at a ductile-brittle interface

Das, Kallol and Narasimhan, R (1996) A finite element analysis of plane strain dynamic crack growth at a ductile-brittle interface. In: International Journal of Fracture, 81 (4). pp. 321-341.

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In this work, steady, dynamic crack growth under plane strain, small-scale yielding conditions along a ductile-brittle interface is analysed using a finite element procedure. The ductile solid is taken to obey the $J_2$ flow theory of plasticity with linear isotropic strain hardening, while the substrate is assumed to exhibit linear elastic behaviour. The objectives of this work are to establish the validity of an asymptotic solution for this problem which has been derived recently [12], and to examine the effect of changing the remote (elastic) mode-mixity on the near-tip fields. Also, the influence of crack speed on the stress fields and crack opening profiles near the propagating interface crack tip is assessed for various bi-material combinations. Finally, theoretical predictions are made for the variation of the dynamic fracture toughness with crack speed for crack growth under a predominantly tensile mode along ductile-brittle interfaces. Attention is focused on the effect of mismatch in stiffness and density of the constituent phases on the above aspects.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Fracture
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer Netherlands.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/9288

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