Engineering Transactions, 35, 4, pp. 721-727, 1987

Energy Release Rates in Fracture of Dissipative Materials

A.T. Dumitrescu
Institute of Physics and Technology of Materials, Bucharest

M. Cocu
Institute of Physics and Technology of Materials, Bucharest

Expressions for the energy release rates in the presence of a propagating crack for a dissipative material are given. The relation between these energy release rates and J-type integrals is shown. This relation is used to calculate the global dissipation during the fracture process.

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