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Sami Derouiche https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3171-1265 Salah Bouziane Hamoudi Bouzerd

Abstract

The material with anisotropic properties are becoming widely essential due to the ease to manipulate their mechanical properties in order to obtain a particular quality, insure safety or a specific behavior. Those kind of materials are considered anisotropic because their characteristics and behavior are dependent to every direction of the material’s orientation.


In this work, the virtual crack closure-integral technique is implemented to a mixed finite element, in addition with the stiffness derivative procedure, to evaluate the energy release rate of crack extension in anisotropic materials. A simulation of a cracked edge rectangular plat with anisotropic characteristics is taken for example.


The results obtained are in good agreement with the analytical results, making the proposed technique a good model for fracture investigation and allow it to study more complicated cases in future works.

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    Section
    Analytical, Computational and Physical Models

    How to Cite

    Derouiche, S., Bouziane, S. and Bouzerd, H. (2021) “Mixed Finite Element Computation of Energy Release Rate in Anisotropic Materials Based on Virtual Crack Closure-Integral Method”, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 15(57), pp. 359–372. doi: 10.3221/IGF-ESIS.57.26.