In this paper, recent studies concerning path-independent integrals, of relevance in the fracture of solids, and the applications of these integrals, are critically summarized. Specific topics dealt with include: (i) unsteady dynamic crack-propagation in (nonlinear) elastic solids and (ii) slow stable, as well as fast crack propagation in elastic-plastic materials, which are characterized by an (incremental) flow theory of plasticity, and which are subject to arbitrary loading (and unloading) histories.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Number of pages||29|
|ISBN (Print)||0080293093, 9780080293097|
|State||Published - 1984|