A bifurcation study of crack initiation and kinking
The Pennsylvania State University,
Received: 20 February 2013
Received in final form: 12 April 2013
Published online: 10 June 2013
Based on a two-dimensional atomistic model, we study the bifurcation associated with crack propagation and kinking. In the study, the varying parameter is the tensile and shear strain applied at the boundary. Both mode-I and mixed mode-I/II loading are considered.
Key words: Computational Methods
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