Fracture Mechanics Solutions for Interfacial Cracks between Compressible Thin Layers and Substrates
Journal Article - Open Access
University of Genoa Genova Italy
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The decohesion of coatings, thin films, or layers used to protect or strengthen technological and structural components causes the loss of their functions. In this paper, analytical, computational, and semi-analytical 2D solutions are derived for the energy release rate and mode-mixity phase angle of an edge-delamination crack between a thin layer and an infinitely deep substrate.