Applicability of fracturing criteria

G. S. Mishuris*, B. N. Semenov

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Various alternative criteria of fracturing are discussed, as used to estimate the maximum carrying capacity of structures. With special reference to a stratified medium, a comparison is made between the applicability of a criterion of generalized normal separation and the criterion suggested by Novozhilov. It has been demonstrated that, while the former criterion may produce inconsistencies, the latter provides satisfactory results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalLeningrad University Mechanic Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 1986


  • structural analysis
  • carrying capacity
  • fracturing criteria
  • generalized normal separation
  • fracture mechanics


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