### Abstract

Crack energy density is the parameter which is defined without any restriction on constitutive equation and is expected to successfully describe all kinds of behaviors of a crack. In this paper, the fundamental properties of crack energy density subject to mixed mode loading are discussed and, moreover, the evaluation of crack energy density by FEM is tried. The contents are as follows ; 1) It is shown that total crack energy density in an arbitraty direction ɛ_{ɸ} can be separated into each deformation mode contribution. 2) It is shown that ɛ_{ɸ} and each deformation mode contribution can be expressed by path independent integrals without any restriction on constitutive equation. 3) The elastic finite element analyses of ɛ_{ɸ} and each deformation mode contribution are carried out using path independent integrals for a specimen under tension with a crack inclined to the loading axis. Through the results of these analyses, the evaluation method of each deformation mode contribution of ɛ_{ɸ} is discussed.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1285-1292 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series A |

Volume | 53 |

Issue number | 491 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1987 Jan 1 |

### Keywords

- Crack Energy Density
- Fracture
- Mixed Mode Crack
- Path Independent Integral

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering