Elastic wave diffraction by a semi-infinite crack in a transversely isotropic material

A. N. Norris*, J. D. Achenbach

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Abstract

Crack diffraction in a transversely isotropic material is analysed. The solution is given for the diffracted field generated by incidence of a plane time-harmonic wave on a semi-infinite crack located in a plane normal to the axis of symmetry of the material. The exact solution is obtained by Fourier integral methods and the Wiener-Hopf technique. The method of solution applies when the slowness surfaces of the quasi-longitudinal and quasi-transverse waves are convex in the direction of the crack. The diffraction coefficients have been determined for regions of slowness-surface convexity. The diffraction coefficients have been used in the context of the geometrical theory of diffraction to compute high-frequency scattering by a crack of finite length. Applications to scattering by delaminations in a medium of periodic layering have been considered for the case when the wavelength and the crack length are of the same order of magnitude, but both are much larger than the larger layer thickness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-580
Number of pages16
JournalQuarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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