Title

Configurational forces and the dynamics of planar cracks in three-dimensional bodies

Department/School

Mathematics

Date

1-1-1997

Document Type

Article

Keywords

continuum mechanics, fracture, configurational forces

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1007463500515

Abstract

This paper develops a three-dimensional framework for the evolution of planar cracks, concentrating on the derivation of balances and constitutive equations that describe the motion of the crack tip. The theory is based on the notion of configurational forces in conjunction with a mechanical version of the second law.

Published in

Journal of Elasticity

Citation/Other Information

Gurtin, M. E. & Shvartsman, M. M. (1997). Configurational forces and the dynamics of planar cracks in three-dimensional bodies. Journal of Elasticity 48, 167–191. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1007463500515

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