Perturbation method to analyze the elastodynamic field near a kinked crack

M. K. Kuo*, J. D. Achenbach

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A perturbation procedure is presented which expresses the elastodynamic fields near a kinked crack in terms of a power series of κ, where κπ is the kinking angle. Mode-III and Mixed Mode I-II crack kinking of a semi-infinite crack have been considered. Each order in the approximation requires the field for a crack which propagates in its own plane, but where the crack faces are subjected to crack-face tractions which are related to the actual crackkinking geometry. For crack kinking under stress-wave loading it was shown in an earlier paper that the lowest order approximation gives very good agreement with exact analytical and numerical results over a substantial range of kinking angles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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