Local delamination growth in layered systems under compressive load

E. Madenci, R. A. Westmann

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This paper addresses the problem of delamination growth prior to its buckling using mathematical techniques appropriate for mixed boundary value problems. The formulation presented herein does not require buckling as a necessary condition for delamination growth. By employing the stability equations of elasticity theory, solutions to the problem of an infinite layer with a slightly imperfect circular delamination subjected to axisymmetric and uniaxial in-plane compressive loading are presented. This approach permits the determination of the stress intensity factors under specified initial imperfections for applied compressive stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)895-902
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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