Numerical modeling of fast crack growth Conference Paper uri icon


  • An alternate approach to incorporate a model of the fracture process into the problem formulation is presented. Such a direct prediction of fracture was pursued for diverse materials and from a variety of perspectives. The framework used in the analyses discussed was the failure characteristics, embodied in a phenomenological constitutive relation that describes separation along one or more cohesive surfaces. Analyses of fast crack carried out was discussed with a focus on issues associated with crack growth along and across interfaces.

published proceedings

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Materials Division (Publication) MD

author list (cited authors)

  • Needleman, A.

complete list of authors

  • Needleman, A

publication date

  • December 1996