Guidelines for Applying Cohesive Models to the Damage Behaviour of Engineering Materials and Structures

  • Karl-Heinz Schwalbe
  • Ingo Scheider
  • Alfred Cornec

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Karl-Heinz Schwalbe, Ingo Scheider, Alfred Cornec
    Pages 1-2
  3. Karl-Heinz Schwalbe, Ingo Scheider, Alfred Cornec
    Pages 3-15
  4. Karl-Heinz Schwalbe, Ingo Scheider, Alfred Cornec
    Pages 17-31
  5. Karl-Heinz Schwalbe, Ingo Scheider, Alfred Cornec
    Pages 33-48
  6. Karl-Heinz Schwalbe, Ingo Scheider, Alfred Cornec
    Pages 49-57
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 59-89

About this book


This brief provides guidance for the application of cohesive models to determine damage and fracture in materials and structural components. This can be done for configurations with or without a pre-existing crack. Although the brief addresses structural behaviour, the methods described herein may also be applied to any deformation induced material damage and failure, e.g. those occurring during manufacturing processes. The methods described are applicable to the behaviour of ductile metallic materials and structural components made thereof. Hints are also given for applying the cohesive model to other materials.


Cohesive Models Crack Mouth Opening Displacement CMOD Crack Tip Opening Angle CTOA Crack Tip Opening Displacement CTOD Finite Element Method FEM Numerical Damage Models Traction – Separation Law TSL

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl-Heinz Schwalbe
    • 1
  • Ingo Scheider
    • 2
  • Alfred Cornec
    • 3
  1. 1.ehem. GKSS-ForschungszentrumGeesthachtGermany
  2. 2.Helmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtGeesthachtGermany
  3. 3.Helmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtGeesthachtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29493-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29494-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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