Direct evaluation of mixed mode i+ii cohesive laws of wood by coupling mmb test with dic

Jorge M. Q. Oliveira, José Xavier, Fábio Pereira, José J. L. Morais, Marcelo De Moura

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Governing cohesive laws in mixed mode I+II loading of Pinus pinaster Ait. are directly identified by coupling the mixed mode bending test with full-field displacements measured at the crack tip by Digital Image Correlation (DIC). A sequence of mixed mode ratios is studied. The proposed data reduction relies on: (i) the compliance-based beam method for evaluating strain energy release rate; (ii) the local measurement of displacements to compute the crack tip opening displacement; and (iii) an uncoupled approach for the reconstruction of the cohesive laws and its mode I and mode II components. Quantitative parameters are extracted from the set of cohesive laws components in function of the global phase angle. Linear functions were adjusted to reflect the observed trends and the pure modes (I and II) fracture parameters were estimated by extrapolation. Results show that the obtained assessments agree with previous experimental measurements addressing pure modes (I and II) loadings on this wood species, which reveals the appropriateness of the proposed methodology to evaluate the cohesive law under mixed mode loading and its components.

Original languageEnglish
Article number374
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2021


  • Cohesive law
  • Digital image correlation
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Mixed mode I+II loading
  • Wood


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