A M-theta Method on Mode I and II Failure of Two Cameroonian Hardwoods in Bending

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  •   Hervice Kouefouet

  •   Jeanne Sandrine Takam Mabekou

  •   Joseph Albert Fosting Mukam

  •   Pierre Kisito Talla

  •   Rostand Pitti Moutou

Abstract

This work deals with the numerical simulation on bending test to characterize two Cameroonian hardwoods under mode I and II loading for different crack lengths. The finite element analysis for fracture in orthotropic medium is developed. The algorithm of fracture is introduced in a finite element software Cast3M. According to the Mtheta method, the calculation of the stress intensity factors and the energy release rate for pure mode I and II fracture are deduced using a SENB (Single Edge Notch Bending) specimen. The path independence of -method on the specimen is confirmed.


Keywords: Finite Element Analysis, Mode I and II Failure, M-Theta Method, SENB Specimen

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Kouefouet, H., Mabekou, J., Mukam, J., Talla, P. and Moutou, R. 2019. A M-theta Method on Mode I and II Failure of Two Cameroonian Hardwoods in Bending. European Journal of Engineering Research and Science. 4, 3 (Mar. 2019), 176-182. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2019.4.3.1175.