A simple model for crack propagation

Hiizu Nakanishi, J. S. Langer

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A new simple model for a single mode III crack propagation with surface dissipation in a two-dimensional elastic sheet is examined. The Wiener-Hopf technique is used to obtain the stationary solutions analytically for both subsonic and supersonic regions, and the crack propagation velocity is determined as a function of applied distortion. Physical implications of the solution are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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