On Using a Symbolic Manipulator to Solve Fracture Problems in Composite Materials
composite materials, crack, fracture, symbolic algebra
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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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Advances in Engineering Software, v. 16, issue 1, p. 31-36
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Kaw, Autar; Gadi, Kesavaram S.; and Jadhav, Dilesh, "On Using a Symbolic Manipulator to Solve Fracture Problems in Composite Materials" (1993). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications. 191.