On the completeness of the Westergaard stress functions

C. T. Sun, T. N. Farris

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The Westergaard method yields a succinct solution to linear elastic crack problems. Here it is shown that the superposition of the Westergaard functions with a uniform uniaxial stress field provides a complete solution to the equations of two-dimensional linear elasticity for the infinite plane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Fracture
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials


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