Steady motion of a crack parallel to a bond plane-further results

S. H. Chen*, L. M. Keer, J. D. Achenbach

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The present analysis concerns the steady propagation of a crack of length 2a, parallel to a bond plane between two half-planes having different material properties. The crack speed is less than the transverse wave speed of the half-plane in which it is located, but the material properties of the uncracked material are such that the shear or dilatational wave speeds may be exceeded. A transition speed is seen to exist above which the uncracked medium tends to act as a stiffened material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-809
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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