The mechanics of interface fracture:(1) brittle homogenous and bi-material interfaces

A powerful analytical methodology is discovered and is used to partition the total energy release rate of mixed-mode 1D fractures on brittle homogeneous or bi-material interfaces into its mode I and II components based on the classical and shear-deformable plate theories and 2D elasticity. Previously unsolvable problems are solved and confusions explained.

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