Stress Singularities in Cracked Phases

  • Pericles S. Theocaris
Part of the Polymers book series (POLYMERS, volume 11)


The previous chapter described the stress concentrations and stress singularities developed in the composite because of geometric discontinuities in the inclusions. We now concentrate on singularities developed in the matrix. Since in the preparation of the composite the viscous matrix is generally cast around the solid inclusions, the matrix material is impelled to fill all cavities and protrusions of the inclusions and to adhere firmly along the interfaces of the inclusions.


Stress Intensity Factor Composite Plate Stress Singularity Mixed Boundary Condition Initial Curve 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pericles S. Theocaris
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsThe National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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