Elastodynamic stress-intensity factors for a crack near a free surface

J. D. Achenbach, R. J. Brind

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Elastodynamic Mode I and Mode II stress-intensity factors are presented for a subsurface crack in an elastic half space. The plane of the crack is normal to the surface of the half space. The half space is subjected to normal and tangential time-harmonic surface tractions. Numerical results show the variation of KI and KII at both crack tips, with the di-mensionless frequency and the ratio a lb, where a and b are the distances to the surface from the near and the far crack tips, respectively. The results are compared with corresponding results for a crack in an unbounded solid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-542
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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