In this work, a novel grain boundary formulation for inter- and trans-granular cracking of polycrystalline materials is presented. The formulation is based on the use of boundary integral equations for anisotropic solids and has the advantage of expressing the considered problem in terms of grain boundary variables only. Inter-granular cracking occurs at the grain boundaries whereas trans-granular cracking is assumed to take place along specific cleavage planes, whose orientation depends on the crystallographic orientation of the grains. The evolution of inter- and trans-granular cracks is then governed by suitably defined cohesive laws, whose parameters characterize the behavior of the two fracture mechanisms. The results show that the model is able to capture the competition between inter- and trans-granular cracking.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering