This figure depicts the setup of the mixed-mode fracture test in which a double notched prismatic panel was loaded in tension (T) and shear (S). The shear load was applied first up to a shear force close to the force capacity; then the tension was applied under displacement control keeping the shear load constant. The numerical simulation shows the typical curved cracks propagating from the notch tips towards the opposite side of the specimens.
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