Analysis of a vertical crack in a multilayered medium

W. Lin, L. M. Keer

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A general mathematical formulation to analyze cracks in a multilayered medium is constructed. First, a matrix for a single layer is formed in the Hankel transformed domain. Then a global matrix is formed by assembling together each layer matrix. The displacement and stress fields are obtained by inverting the Hankel transform. Finally, the planar crack problem is solved by the boundary integral method. The results given are the crack opening displacement and the stress intensity factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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