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Molecular Dynamics Study of Interfacial Cohesive Zone Law: Elastic Constant Effects
X. W. Zhou, N. R. Moody, R. E. Jones, J. A. Zimmerman, E. D. Reedy

Last modified: 2012-10-03


A cohesive zone, finite element fracture analysis is based upon a tractionseparationrelation. Our recent work has used molecular dynamics simulations to derivegeneral traction-separation relationships for interfacial fracture between two brittlematerials under mix-mode loading conditions. Here we apply our method to explore theeffects of elastic constants of the two materials on the traction-separation relationship. Acomparison and discussion of our results will be provided.

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