Micromechanics model for rough interfaces

M. P. Divakar, A. Fafitis

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A new constitutive model for transfer of interfacial tractions along rough cracks in strain softening composites is presented. The model relates the normal and shearing stresses on the rough crack to the corresponding displacements in terms of the interface strength, contact areas, the contact angle, and the crack closing pressure. The performance of the constitutive model was evaluated by predicting experimental results. The comparison between predicted and experimental results appear to be very satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond
EditorsHojjat Adeli, Robert L. Sierakowski
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0872628043
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference - Columbus, OH, USA
Duration: May 20 1991May 22 1991

Publication series

NameMechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


OtherASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference
CityColumbus, OH, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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