Fracture mechanics investigation for 2D orthotropic materials by using ordinary state-based peridynamics

Hanlin Wang, Satoyuki Tanaka, Selda Oterkus, Erkan Oterkus

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Fracture behaviours of orthotropic plates are studied by using ordinary state­-based peridynamic (OSPD) theory. Based on OSPD, a novel nonlocal formu­lation of interaction integral is proposed by considering the material orthog­onality for the fracture parameter evaluation. By employing peridynamic differential operator, the partial differential terms in the formulation can be transformed into corresponding spatial integral form, which contributes to the calculations of stress intensity factors within the framework of OSPD. It has built up a relationship between classical theory and peridynamic the­ory. Static and dynamic fracture parameters are carefully evaluated. The crack propagation directions are predicted by prototype microelastic brittle (PMB) criterion in OSPD and maximum circumferential stress (MCS) crite­rion in classical theory. Several pre-cracked plates with orthotropic material are examined, and results are validated by comparing against the reference solutions. The relationship between fiber orientation and crack inclined an­gle are also examined. Meanwhile, the crack inclination determined by PMB criterion and MCS criterion are compared and discussed. Accuracy of the peridynamic orthotropic model and proposed nonlocal interaction integral are discussed in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages36
JournalComposite Structures
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 23 Nov 2023


  • orthotropic materials
  • peridynamics
  • fracture analysis
  • stress intensity factors
  • crack growth prediction


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