# Interface Fracture and Delaminations in Composite Materials

## Benefits

• Comprehensively treats interface fracture mechanics and delaminations in composites

• Includes clear mathematical explanations on how to treat interface cracks

• Includes test results

• Presents computational methods for calculating fracture parameters

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Structural Mechanics book sub series (BRIEFSSTME)

1. Front Matter
Pages i-xiv
2. Leslie Banks-Sills
Pages 1-6
3. ### Interface Fracture

1. Front Matter
Pages 7-7
2. Leslie Banks-Sills
Pages 9-17
3. Leslie Banks-Sills
Pages 19-37
4. Leslie Banks-Sills
Pages 39-44
4. ### Delaminations in Composites

1. Front Matter
Pages 45-45
2. Leslie Banks-Sills
Pages 47-66
3. Leslie Banks-Sills
Pages 67-75
4. Leslie Banks-Sills
Pages 77-89
5. Back Matter
Pages 91-120

### Introduction

Part I of this SpringerBrief presents the problem of a crack between two dissimilar isotropic materials and describes the mathematical background. A fracture criterion is discussed and Methods for calculating fracture parameters such as stress intensity factors using the finite element method and three post-processors are considered. Actual test data and both deterministic and statistical failure curves are presented.
In Part II of the book, similar descriptions are given for delaminations in composite laminates. The mathematical treatment of this type of damage including the first term of the asymptotic expansion of the stress and displacement fields is considered. Numerical post-processors for determining stress intensity factors for these cases are reviewed. Two examples of specific laminates are presented: one with a failure curve and the other with a failure surface. Finally, beam specimens used for testing such failures are discussed.
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### Keywords

interface fracture interface energy release rate finite element method VCCT fracture mechanics isotropic materials delaminations in composites

#### Authors and affiliations

1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringTel Aviv UniversityRamat Aviv, Tel AvivIsrael

### Bibliographic information

• Book Title Interface Fracture and Delaminations in Composite Materials
• Authors Leslie Banks-Sills
• Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
• Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60327-8
• Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
• Publisher Name Springer, Cham
• eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
• Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-60326-1
• eBook ISBN 978-3-319-60327-8
• Series ISSN 2191-530X
• Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
• Edition Number 1
• Number of Pages XIV, 120
• Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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