**Discussion of fracture paper #16 - What is wrong with pure mode I and II? A lot it seems**

An improved definition for mode I and mode II crack problems" by M.R. Ayatollahi, M. Zakeri in Engineering Fracture Mechanics 175 (2017) 235–246.

**Discussion of fracture paper #15 - Design for crack arrest**

Brittle crack propagation/arrest behaviour in steel plate – Part I: Model formulation” by Kazuki Shibanuma, Fuminori Yanagimoto, Tetsuya Namegawa, Katsuyuki Suzuki, Shuji Aihara in Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 162 (2016) 324-340.

**Discussion of fracture paper #14**** - How to understand the J-integral when multiple cracks are growing at different rates**

Fracture resistance enhancement of layered structures by multiple cracks, S. Goutianos and B.F. Sørensen, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 151 (2016) 92-108.

**Discussion of fracture paper #13 - Cohesive properties at ductile tearing**

Cohesive zone modeling and calibration for mode I tearing of large ductile plates, P.B. Woelke, M.D. Shields, J.W. Hutchinson, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 147 (2015) pp. 293-305.

**Discussion of fracture paper #12**** - ****Crack paths and fracture process region autonomy**

Method for calculating G, G_I, and G_II to simulate crack growth in 2D, multiple-material structures, E.K. Oneida, M.C.H. van der Meulen, A.R. Ingraffea, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 140 (2015) pp. 106–126.

**Discussion of fracture paper ****#11 - Fracture processes and phase field modelling**

A phase field method to simulate crack nucleation and propagation in strongly heterogeneous materials from direct imaging of their microstructure, T.T. Nguyen, J. Yvonnet, Q.-Z. Zhu, M. Bornert, C. Chateau, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol 139 (2015) pp. 18–39.

**Discussion of fracture paper #10 ****- ****Searching for the length scale of stress corrosion**

Further study on crack growth model of buried pipelines exposed to concentrated carbonate-bicarbonate solution, B.T. Lu, Engineering Fracture Mechanics vol. 131 (2014) pp. 296-314.

**Discussion of fracture paper #9 - Crack tip modelling**

Effect of a single soft interlayer on the crack driving force, M. Sistaninia and O. Kolednik, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 130, 2014, pp. 21–41.

**Discussion of fracture paper #8 - Elastic follow-up**

P.M. James: Re-derivation of plasticity interaction for combined loading under significant levels of elastic follow-up. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 126, 2014, pp. 12–26.

**Discussion of fracture paper #7 - Configurational force approach**

K. Özenç, M. Kaliske, G. Lin, G. Bhashyam: Evaluation of energy contributions in elasto-plastic fracture: A review of the configurational force approach, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2014, Vol. 115, pp. 137-153.

**Discussion of fracture paper #6 - Stress intensity factor for steep yield distribution**

T. Yasuoka, Y. Mizutani, A. Todoroki: Applicable limit of the stress intensity factor for steep yield strength distribution, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2013, Vol. 110, pp. 1-11.

**Discussion of fracture paper #5 - Yield ciriterion or failure criterion**

Henrik Danielsson and Per Johan Gustafsson: A three dimensional plasticity model for perpendicular to grain cohesive fracture in wood, Engineering Fracture Mechanics Vol. 98 2013, pp.137–152.

**Discussion of fracture paper #4 - Is paper ductile?**

P. Mäkelä and S. Östlund: Cohesive crack modelling of thin sheet material exhibiting anisotropy, plasticity and large-scale damage evolution. Engineering Fracture Mechanics,Vol. 79, 2012 pp. 50-60.

**Discussion of fracture paper #3 - Length scales in fracture**

H. Krull and H. Yuan: Suggestions to the cohesive traction–separation law from atomistic simulations. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 78, 2011, pp. 525-533.

**Discussion of fracture paper #2 - The role of the T-stress**

J.C. Sobotka, R.H. Dodds: Steady crack growth in a thin, ductile plate under small-scale yielding conditions: Three-dimensional modelling., Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 78, 2011, pp. 343-363; J.C. Sobotka, R.H. Dodds: T-stress effects on steady crack growth in a thin, ductile plate under small-scale yielding conditions: Three-dimensional modelling., Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 78, 2011, pp. 1182-1200.

**Discussion of fracture paper #1 - A contol volume model**

Ehsan Barati, Younes Alizadeh, Jamshid Aghazadeh Mohandesi: J-integral evaluation of austenitic-martensitic functionally graded steel in plates weakened by U-notches, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 77, Issue 16, 2010, pp. 3341-3358.

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