2. Fracture Mechanics, A Review

  1. Soheil Mohammadi

Published Online: 22 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118443378.ch2

XFEM Fracture Analysis of Composites

XFEM Fracture Analysis of Composites

How to Cite

Mohammadi, S. (2012) Fracture Mechanics, A Review, in XFEM Fracture Analysis of Composites, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118443378.ch2

Author Information

  1. University of Tehran, Iran

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119974062

Online ISBN: 9781118443378



  • fracture mechanics, a review;
  • theoretical of fracture mechanics of isotropic materials;
  • LEFM for isotropic, XFEM composite fracture analysis;
  • geometric discontinuity, stress on material strength;
  • fracture-based, defining crack behaviour in cracked specimen;
  • Westergaard's line crack, biharmonic stress to crack;
  • Williams solution of a wedge corner;
  • Irwin's concept of K(SIF);
  • Griffith's thermodynamic criterion for fracture;
  • EPFM CTOD, elastoplastic behaviour at crack tip


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basics of Elasticity

  • Basics of LEFM

  • Stress Intensity Factor, K

  • Classical Solution Procedures for K and G

  • Quarter Point Singular Elements

  • J Integral

  • Elastoplastic Fracture Mechanics (EPFM)