Introduction to Linear Fracture Mechanics

  • M. Matczynski
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 314)


On the basis of two-dimensional linear theory of elasticity in Muskhelishvili’s formulation, some notions of the linear elastic fracture mechanics are introduced. The notions are used to present several fundamental fracture criteria proposed by A. A. Griffith, G. R. Irwin, G. I. Barenblatt and D. S. Dugdale.


Stress Intensity Factor Crack Surface Energy Release Rate Crack Opening Displacement Fracture Criterion 


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  • M. Matczynski
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  1. 1.Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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