Elastodynamic stress intensity factors for a crack in a layered composite

L. M. Keer, W. C. Luong, J. D. Achenbach

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Elastodynamic stress intensity factors are computed for diffraction of antiplane shear waves by a crack in a layered composite. The crack is parallel to the layering. The problem is formulated by means of integral transforms, and reduced to the solution of a singular integral equation. The special case when the direction of the wave motion is perpendicular to the layering is studied numerically, and stress intensity factors are obtained for several values of frequency, material constants, and geometrical parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1204-1210
Number of pages7
Journaljournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1975
Externally publishedYes

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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