Dynamic effects in crack bridging

B. N. Cox, A. Rosakis, N. Sridhar, Q. D. Yang

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Problems in the mechanics of fiber bridging under dynamic conditions are solved theoretically using shear lag approximations and FEM. Various aspects are investigated further using experiments on model material systems. Special attention is paid to the problem of dynamic fiber pullout and push-in, which has been central to understanding fracture in aligned fiber composites under static conditions. Highlights for the dynamic problem are that: 1) inertia complicates the fiber pullout problem considerably; 2) disturbances propagate along frictionally coupled fibers at less than the bar wave speed; and 3) unstable regimes appear in interfacial friction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11 - Turin, Italy
Duration: Mar 20 2005Mar 25 2005

Publication series

Name11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11


Other11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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