Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

44, 3, pp. 585-602, Warsaw 2006

Statistical damage mechanics – constitutive relations

Antonio Rinaldi, Dusan Krajcinovic, Sreten Mastilovic
The statistical damage model presented by the authors in the previous paper of this series is used to formulate analytical constitutive relations for the hardening and softening phases of two-dimensional lattices. A proper definition of the damage parameter for the softening is introduced. The results confirm that the analytical model can be used for the study of the softening phase and failure. This research offers a seminal basis for Damage Tolerance Principles technology standards of the commercial airplane industry.
Keywords: failure; statistical damage mechanics; damage tolerance; damage parameter; constitutive relations; scaling