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Interface Fracture and Delaminations in Composite Materials


  • 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


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

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

Table of contents

  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
  4. Delaminations in Composites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Leslie Banks-Sills
      Pages 47-66
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 91-120

About this book


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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Authors and affiliations

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

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