Title

On Using a Symbolic Manipulator to Solve Fracture Problems in Composite Materials

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1993

Keywords

composite materials, crack, fracture, symbolic algebra

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1016/0965-9978(93)90026-P

Abstract

A symbolic manipulator is used to understand the mechanics of a crack problem in fiber-reinforced composite materials. Stress intensity factors in the front of crack tips are found directly in terms of the stiffness properties of the constituents, for constant crack lengths. The results are compared with the numerical solutions available in the literature.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Advances in Engineering Software, v. 16, issue 1, p. 31-36

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