Probabilistic prediction of mixed mode fracture initiation and trajectory under random stresses Conference Paper uri icon


  • Methods are developed for estimating crack trajectory and the probability of crack initiation in mixed mode fracture. The analysis is based on a computer program for deterministic fracture mechanics analysis (FRANC) and modern methods of structural reliability.

author list (cited authors)

  • Grigoriu, M., El Borgi, S., Saif, M., & Ingraffea, A. R.

publication date

  • December 1988