A Theory of Continuum Damage Mechanics for Anisotropic Solids

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U. Lee

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, 253 Yonghyun-Dong, Nam-Ku, Inchon 402-751, South Korea

J. Appl. Mech 66(1), 264-268 (Mar 01, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2789158 History: Received November 18, 1997; Revised August 12, 1998; Online October 25, 2007


This paper develops a fracture mechanics based continuum damage theory for initially anisotropic solids by extending the author’s previous damage theory for isotropic solids. The concepts of strain energy equivalence principle (SEEP) and equivalent line-crack modeling are used to develop the effective continuum elastic properties of a damaged solid in terms of the undamaged anisotropic elastic properties and a scalar damage variable.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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