Probabilistic Prediction of Mixed Mode Fracture Initiation and Trajectory Under Random Stresses

by Mircea Grigoriu, Cornell Univ, United States,
S. El Borgi, Cornell Univ, United States,
M. Saif, Cornell Univ, United States,
A. R. Ingraffea, Cornell Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering


Methods are developed for estimating crack trajectory and the probability of crack initiation in mixed mode fracture. The analysis is based on a computer program for deterministic fracture mechanics analysis (FRANC) and modern methods of structural reliability.

Subject Headings: Cracking | Structural reliability | Structural analysis | Stress analysis | Probability | Fracture mechanics | Material mechanics

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