Elastodynamic stress intensity factors are computed for diffraction of antiplane shear waves by a crack in a layered composite. The crack is normal to and bisected by the midplane of the layer. Both cases of a partially broken layer and a completely broken layer are studied. Integral transform techniques are used to formulate the problem as a singular integral equation. The propagation of symmetric modes (Love waves) is studied numerically, and stress intensity factors are obtained for several values of frequency, geometrical parameters, and material constants. The amplitude ratios of the incident waves to incident plus scattered waves at a large distance from the crack are also calculated.
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