On the bending of cracked plates

L. M. Keer*, C. Sve

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An analysis is presented for the investigation of the effects of crack geometry in finite rectangular plates. Three cases are considered: (1) crack at opposite edges,(2) crack in center, and (3) crack on one side only. Each problem is formulated in terms of dual series equations and reduced by standard techniques to a Fredholm integral equation, which is solved numerically. Numerical results are included for the strain energy and the moment stress intensity factor. Comparison of the various cases demonstrates the possible effects of geometry on the propagation of cracks in finite plates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1545-1559
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1970
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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