A Griffith crack problem for a nonhomogeneous medium

A. Gerasoulis, R. P. Srivastav

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A boundary value problem of two bonded nonhomogeneous similar planes containing a crack is considered. Poisson's ratio is supposed to be uniform whereas the shear modulus varies and is a function of the distance from the plane of the crack. Using Fourier transforms the original problem is reduced to a singular integral equation with a weakly singular kernel. The integral equation is then solved numerically and crack energy and stress intensity factors are calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-247
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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