An analysis for cracks parallel to the interface of bimaterial systems

Wen Xue Wang, Yoshihiro Takao

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This paper solves a plane strain problem for two bonded dissimilar planes containing two cracks parallel to the interface. The bimaterial system is loaded by tractions distributed along the crack surfaces. Based on the Fourier transform, the problem is reduced to a system of Cauchy-type singular integral equations that contain exact and explicit kernel functions. The solution of these equations are obtained easily by utilizing Gauss-Chebyshev formulae for various material combinations and geometrical parameters. Several numerical examples of stress intensity factors, energy release rates, and crack opening displacement are presented to exhibit the interactions among the interface and cracks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-50
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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