Asymmetrical cracks parallel to an interface between dissimilar materials

Toshimitsu Otsu, Wen Xue Wang, Yoshihiro Takao

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This paper solves a plane strain problem for two bonded dissimilar planes containing a crack parallel to the interface in each layer. 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 which contain exact and explicit kernel functions. The solution of these equations is obtained easily by utilizing Gauss-Chebyshev integral formulae for various material combinations and geometrical parameters. Several numerical results of stress intensity factors, energy release rate and stress distribution along the interface are presented to exhibit the interaction among cracks and interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-100
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials


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