Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6923

(LEFM) A theory of fracture, applicable to brittle plastics (and other brittle materials), based on the assumption that the material is Hookean up to the point of fracture, with yielding restricted to a small volume near crack tips in the stressed material.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA