A physical interpretation of the path-independent je-integral proposed by the authors is presented for two-dimensional cracks in a homogeneous isotropic conductive plate with steady current. An alternative expression of the je-integral is introduced. It is proved that the integral is related to the change of electric resistance of the specimen due to a unit of crack extension.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Engineering Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering