Dynamic stress intensity factors for an inclined subsurface crack

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Stress intensity factors are computed for an inclined subsurface crack in a half space, whose surface is subjected to uniform time-harmonic excitation. The problem is analyzed by determining displacement potentials that satisfy reduced wave equations and specified boundary conditions. The formulation of the problem leads to a system of coupled integral equations for the dislocation densities. The numerical solution of the integral equations leads directly to the stress intensity factors. Curves are presented for the ratios of the elastodynamic and the corresponding elastostatic Mode-I and Mode-II stress intensity factors for various frequencies and various inclinations of the crack with the free surface. For small angles of inclination with the free surface and large crack length-to-depth ratios, strong resonance vibrations of the layer between the crack and the free surface may arise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)773-779
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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