This paper deals with the modeling of the key mechanisms involved in the fracture of polymers: shear yielding and crazing. Along with the continuum model for shear yielding, we will discuss a recently proposed cohesive surface model for crazing. Applications to be presented include the study of the competition between the two mechanisms during growth of a mode I crack, and a numerical investigation of the role of localized deformations in failure of a polymer blend.
|Title of host publication||EPRINTS-BOOK-TITLE|
|Place of Publication||Munchen|
|Publisher||University of Groningen, The Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|