Analysis of Stress Intensity Factors of a Planar Rectangular Interfacial Crack in Three Dimensional Bimaterials
In this study, a rectangular interfacial crack in three dimensional bimaterials is analyzed. First, the problem is formulated as a system of singular integral equations on the basis of the body force method. In the numerical analysis, unknown body force densities are approximated by the products of the fundamental density functions and power series, where the fundamental density functions are chosen to express a two-dimensional interface crack exactly. The calculation shows that the present method gives smooth variations of stress intensity factor along the crack front for various aspect ratios. The present method gives rapidly converging numerical results and highly satisfied boundary conditions throughout the crack boundary. It is found that the stress intensity factors K1 and K2 are determined by bimaterials constant e alone, independent of elastic modulus ratio and Poisson's ratio.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
N. Noda and C. H. Xu, "Analysis of Stress Intensity Factors of a Planar Rectangular Interfacial Crack in Three Dimensional Bimaterials", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 2449-2452, 2007