Analysis of Edge Bridged Crack in Bimaterial Anisotropic Half-Space


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The problem of an edge-bridged crack terminating perpendicular to a bimaterial interface in a half- space is analyzed for a general case of elastic anisotropy bimaterials and specialized for the case of orthotropic bimaterials. The edge crack lies in the surface layer of thickness h bonded to semi-infinite substrate. It is assumed that long fibres bridge the crack. Bridging model follows from the assumption of “large” slip lengths adjacent to the crack faces and neglect of initial stresses. The crack is modelled by means of continuous distribution of dislocations, which is assumed to be singular at the crack tip. With respect to the bridged crack problems in finite dissimilar bodies, the reciprocal theorem (ψ - integral) is discussed as to compute, in the present context, the generalized stress intensity factor through the remote stress and displacement field for a particular specimen geometry and boundary conditions using FEM.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 324-325)

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M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz




T. Profant et al., "Analysis of Edge Bridged Crack in Bimaterial Anisotropic Half-Space ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 1143-1148, 2006

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November 2006




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