Finite Element Analysis on Fracture Problem of Rubber - Metal Ring
In the paper, the interface crack of rubber - metal ring under the radial displacement load was studied by nonlinear finite element method, changes of the tear energy with crack dimension which extending from extrusion end and tensile end along the axial and circumferential direction to the interface was analyzed. The result is that there is a certain possibility of axial extension in the tensile end. The crack propagation is most likely to occur along the circumferential direction while is impossible along either axial or the circumferential direction in the extrusion end.
J. G. Han et al., "Finite Element Analysis on Fracture Problem of Rubber - Metal Ring", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 443-444, pp. 809-812, 2012