Accuracy of a continuum fracture theory for non-linear composite materials under large deformations in biaxial compression

Igor Guz, C. Soutis

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The accuracy of a continuum theory of fracture is examined analytically for layered incompressible non-linear composites undergoing large deformations in biaxial compression. The investigation is illustrated by numerical results for the particular models of hyperelastic layers with the elastic potential of neo-Hookean type (Treloar's potential).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S849-S850
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics / Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (ZAMM)
Issue numberS4
Publication statusPublished - 2001



  • incompressible material
  • accuracy
  • stability
  • asymptomatic behavior
  • hyperelastic material
  • elastic layer
  • continuum
  • biaxial compression
  • deformation
  • non linear material
  • fracture mechanics
  • composite material

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