Contact problem for the flat elliptical crack under normally incident shear wave

A N Guz, Oleksandr Menshykov, V. V. Zozulya, Igor Guz

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The contact interaction of opposite faces of an elliptical crack is studied for the case of a normal time-harmonic shear wave loading. The distribution of stress intensity factors (shear modes II and III) as functions of the wave number and the friction coefficient is investigated. The results are compared with those obtained for an elliptical crack without allowance for the contact interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-214
Number of pages10
JournalComputer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • fracture mechanics
  • cracked solid
  • harmonic loading
  • crack faces contact interaction
  • mechanics
  • bodies
  • faces

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