Linear elastic behaviour of flaws: Purely elastic treatment

  • Dominique P. Miannay
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


We consider in this chapter an isotropic homogeneous continuum in which there is a geometric discontinuity at rest. The discontinuity is also said to be static or stationary and is subjected to an increasing load. The case of the discontinuity in motion will be treated afterwards.


Stress Intensity Factor Crack Length Mixed Mode Stress Intensity Factor Main Crack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominique P. Miannay
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  1. 1.Départment d’Évaluation de Sûreté NucléaireInstitut de Protection et de Sûreté NucléaireFontenay aux RosesFrance

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