On radiation-free transonic motion of cracks and dislocations

H. Gao*, Y. Huang, P. Gumbsch, A. J. Rosakis

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Eshelby provided evidence that a glide dislocation can move without radiation of energy at √ 2 of the shear wave speed. Elaborating on Eshelby's result, a unified treatment of transonic cracks and dislocations is provided. The Eshelby theorem is generalized to orthotropic and anisotropic elastic solids using Stroh's method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1941-1961
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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