Stress Intensity Factors for Viscoelastic Axisymmetric Problems Applied to Wood

  • Rostand Moutou Pitti
  • Claude Chazal
  • Florence Labesse-Jied
  • Yuri Lapusta
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


Many materials used in engineering applications obey to time-dependent behaviours and the mechanical fields are affected by the time effects. As a result, the evolution of the stresses and strains in these materials appear still very complex and difficult to study. Among such cases is the situation when the material has an axisymmetric shape and when it is submitted to a complex fracture loading. In this paper, the creep loading is applied on an axisymmetric viscoelastic orthotropic material and the stress intensity factors are computed in the opening mode, in the shear mode and in the mixed mode using to a finite element approach. The uncoupling method is based on M integral, combining the virtual and real mechanical fields. In the same time, the viscoelastic effects are introduced according to the generalized Kelvin-Voigt model composed by four branches. The numerical solution is obtained with an incremental viscoelastic formulation in the time domain. Using a Compact Tension Shear (CTS) specimen, the evolutions of stress intensity factor versus time are posted in each fracture mode configuration. The obtained results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed model.


Stress intensity factors Axisymmetric problems Viscoelasticity Wood materials 



The work at the Institut Pascal and IFMA is supported by Laboratoire d’excellence IMobS 3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rostand Moutou Pitti
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Claude Chazal
    • 4
  • Florence Labesse-Jied
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuri Lapusta
    • 5
    • 2
  1. 1.Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, Institut PascalClermont-FerrandFrance
  2. 2.CNRS, UMR 6602, Institut PascalAubièreFrance
  3. 3.CENAREST, IRTLibrevilleGabon
  4. 4.GEMH LaboratoryUniversité de Limoges, Centre Universitaire Génie CivilEgletonsFrance
  5. 5.French Institute of Advanced MechanicsInstitut Pascal / IFMA / Clermont UniversitéAubièreFrance

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