An Application of Conformal Mapping to Fracture Analysis of Composite Plate with Curved Crack
Fracture problem about anisotropic composite plate of curved crack is researched with the help of appropriate conformal mapping. The crack curve is transformed into a unit circle by the quoted conformal mapping function. Based on the stress boundary conditions, the special stress function is found and the expressions for the stress field and the stress intensity factor near the parabolic crack tip are obtained.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
J. L. Li and H. X. Cheng, "An Application of Conformal Mapping to Fracture Analysis of Composite Plate with Curved Crack", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 1759-1763, 2012