The Asymptotic Elastic-Viscoplastic Field at Mode I Dynamic Propagating Crack-Tip
The viscosity of material is considered at propagating crack-tip. Under the assumption that the artificial viscosity coefficient is in inverse proportion to the power law of the plastic strain rate, an elastic-viscoplastic asymptotic analysis is carried out for moving crack-tip fields in power-hardening materials under plane-strain condition. A continuous solution is obtained containing no discontinuities. The variations of the numerical solution are discussed for mode I crack according to each parameter. It is shown that stress and strain both possess exponential singularity. The elasticity, plasticity and viscosity of material at the crack-tip only can be matched reasonably under linear-hardening condition. The tip field contains no elastic unloading zone for mode I crack.
J. Alfaiate, M.H. Aliabadi, M. Guagliano and L. Susmel
Z. Q. Wang et al., "The Asymptotic Elastic-Viscoplastic Field at Mode I Dynamic Propagating Crack-Tip", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 348-349, pp. 817-820, 2007