3D FINITE FRACTURE MECHANICS UNDER MODE I LOADING: THE FLAT ELLIPTICAL CRACK [Keynote]
Pietro CornettiDogwood B
In recent years, the Finite Fracture Mechanics approach, originally proposed by Leguillon in 2002, has been applied successfully to several material and geometrical configurations. However, up to now, most of the applications were restricted to two-dimensional geometries. In the present paper, we provide an insight to a simple yet challenging three-dimensional case, namely the flat elliptical crack. Results are provided in analytical form.