Dynamic crack propagation between two bonded orthotropic plates. (English) Zbl 1121.74453

Summary: The problem of crack propagation along the interface of two bonded dissimilar orthotropic plates is considered. Using Galilean transformation, the problem is reduced to a quasistatic one. Then, using Fourier transforms and asymptotic analysis, the problem is reduced to a pair of singular integral equations with Cauchy-type singularity. These equations are solved using Gauss-Chebyshev quadrature formulae. The dynamic stress intensity factors are obtained in closed form expressions. Furthermore, a parametric study is introduced to investigate the effect of crack growth rate and geometric and elastic characteristics of the plates on values of dynamic stress intensity factors.


74R10 Brittle fracture
74K20 Plates
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