Failure, cracks, fracture, fatigue, delamination, adhesion, and cohesion

Alexander Yarin, Min Wook Lee, Seongpil An, Suk Goo Yoon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This Section is devoted to the description of several key ideas related to material failure, including several failure criteria (Sect. 6.1) and some necessary elements of the fracture mechanics, such as cracks, the Griffith theory, surface energy, and stress intensity factors for fracture in Modes I, II and III (Sect. 6.2).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Structured Materials
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Publication series

NameAdvanced Structured Materials
ISSN (Print)1869-8433
ISSN (Electronic)1869-8441


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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Yarin, A., Lee, M. W., An, S., & Yoon, S. G. (2019). Failure, cracks, fracture, fatigue, delamination, adhesion, and cohesion. In Advanced Structured Materials (pp. 137-163). (Advanced Structured Materials; Vol. 105). Springer Verlag.