A no-slip edge crack on a bimaterial interface

A. F. Mak, L. M. Keer

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A solution for an interface edge crack whose surfaces experience no tangential slip is presented. At the crack tip, KI is found to be identical to that for a surface crack in a homogeneous medium. Moreover, the shear stress is singular both at the surface and at the crack tip, with Kn at the crack tip being equal to -βKI, where β is Dundurs’ constant. The crack opening displacements were calculated using a successive approximation scheme, which shows remarkable speed of convergence in this case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)816-820
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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