Finite element analysis of static and dynamic fracture of brittle microcracking solids. Part 1: Formulation and simple numerical examples

Y. Toi, S. N. Atluri

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations


The continuum constitutive modeling for rate-dependent fracture of brittle microcracking solids is discussed. The rate-type constitutive equation that is proposed takes into account the rate effect on microcracking and plastic deformation. In order to best the validity of the proposed modeling, numerical studies are conducted on a barunder uniaxial tension, a beam under pure bending, and on the phenomenon of microcracking around the tip of a macro-crack under mode-I loading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-188
Number of pages20
JournalInternational journal of plasticity
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990


Cite this