Damage assessment for 2D multicracked materials/structures by using Mc-integral

Jui Hung Chang, Dau Ying Liu

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An efficient method is presented to characterize the damage state for two-dimensional multicracked elastic solids. This method is based on the concept of a path-independent Mc-integral, through which the surface energy associated with creation of all the cracks is evaluated. On one hand, when the cracked media are homogeneously stressed, the correspondence relation between the effective material moduli and MMc is established. On the other hand, when the cracked solids are nonhomogeneously stressed, the effective structural stiffness is determined by using the result of MMc. Through proper use of MMc, the damage state of the cracked structure can be assessed both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1100-1107
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2009


  • Assessment
  • Cracking
  • Damage
  • Elasticity
  • Stiffness
  • Strain energy


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