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The maximum opening stress and minimum energy density criteria were adopted and modified in order to predict the path of a crack at the interface of two homogeneous, isotropic and elastic solids. The results obtained from the analytical (elastic) solution are compared with these from a finite element method (FEM) analysis (elastic-plastic case) but only for the maximum opening stress criterion.

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Authors: STAMOS V, JRC Petten (NL);PETEVES S D, JRC Petten (NL);KOSTOPOULOS V, University of Patras, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Interfacial Science in Ceramic Joining, Bled (SI), November 12-15, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41756 ORA
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