Modeling Crack Bifurcation in Laminar Ceramics

  1. Edgar Lara-Curzio,
  2. Jonathan Salem and
  3. Dongming Zhu
  1. K. Hbaieb1,
  2. R.M. Mcmeeking2 and
  3. F.F. Lange1

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470339497.ch40

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites III

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites III

How to Cite

Hbaieb, K., Mcmeeking, R.M. and Lange, F.F. (2007) Modeling Crack Bifurcation in Laminar Ceramics, in Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites III (eds E. Lara-Curzio, J. Salem and D. Zhu), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470339497.ch40

Author Information

  1. 1

    Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106

  2. 2

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470196335

Online ISBN: 9780470339497

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Keywords:

  • crack bifurcation;
  • laminar ceramics;
  • thermal expansion;
  • threshold strength;
  • edge cracking

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Model Description

  • Results for Cracks Subject to Tension and Thermal Stress

  • Effect of the Spontaneous EDGE Crack

  • Simulation of the Spontaneous EDGE Crack

  • Description of the Model for Simulating the Effect of the Spontaneous EDGE Crack

  • Results of Simulations for Cracks Subject to Applied Load, Thermal

  • Stress and the Stress Due to the Presence of a Free Surface and a Spontaneous EDGE Crack

  • Conclusions