Intersonic crack growth under time-dependent loading

Gaofeng Guo, Wei Yang*, Y. Huang

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations


The problem investigated in this paper is a mode II crack extending at a uniform intersonic speed in an otherwise unbounded elastic solid subjected to time dependent crack-face tractions. The fundamental solution for this problem is obtained analytically, which is then used to construct the general solution for an intersonic crack subjected to arbitrary time-dependent loading. For time-independent loading, this solution reduces to Huang and Gao's [J. Appl. Mech 68 (2001) 169] fundamental solution. We have also studied two crack-face loadings that are of interest for engineering applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2757-2765
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 2003


  • Fundamental solution
  • Intersonic crack growth
  • Time dependent loading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


Dive into the research topics of 'Intersonic crack growth under time-dependent loading'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this