7. Delamination/Interlaminar Crack Analysis

  1. Soheil Mohammadi

Published Online: 22 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118443378.ch7

XFEM Fracture Analysis of Composites

XFEM Fracture Analysis of Composites

How to Cite

Mohammadi, S. (2012) Delamination/Interlaminar Crack Analysis, in XFEM Fracture Analysis of Composites, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118443378.ch7

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



  • delamination/interlaminar crack analysis;
  • fracture mechanics for bimaterial interface cracks;
  • stress contours for cracks, of two dissimilar orthotropic materials;
  • stress intensity factors for interlaminar cracks;
  • delamination propagation, fracture energy-based criteria;
  • bimaterial XFEM, XFEM discretization;
  • concrete beams strengthened with fully bonded GFRP;
  • FRP reinforced concrete cantilever beam to edge loadings;
  • variable section beam reinforced by FRP


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Fracture Mechanics for Bimaterial Interface Cracks

  • Stress Intensity Factors for Interlaminar Cracks

  • Delamination Propagation

  • Bimaterial XFEM

  • Numerical Examples