Researcher, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing,
Professor of applied mechanics, Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Pages: 14 Published: Jan 1983
For cracks in infinite bodies it is shown that modified principles of complementary potential energy and potential energy can be used to generate upper and lower bounds to the J-integral of the deformation theory of plasticity. These principles are used to obtain relatively tight numerical bounds on J for two basic plane strain problems: the finite crack in an infinite plane and the edge-crack in a semi-infinite plane. In both problems the material is incompressible with a pure power relation between stress and strain. Upper bounds for the plane stress problems are also given.
nonlinear fracture mechanics, fully plastic crack problems, J-integral, bounds, elastic-plastic fracture
Paper ID: STP37300S