Cracks' closure in 3-D fracture dynamics: The effect of relative location of two coplanar cracks

Iryna Mykhailova, Oleksandr Menshykov, Igor Guz

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In this paper, the problem of two equal coplanar cracks with allowance for the crack faces contact interaction was investigated. The problem of the cracks located in homogeneous, isotropic, and linearly elastic solid subjected to normally incident tension–compression wave is solved by the boundary integral equations method. The influence of the distance between two cracks on the stress intensity factors (opening mode and transverse shear mode) is studied for a range of wave numbers. The results are compared with those obtained neglecting cracks’ closure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1230
Number of pages16
JournalArchive of Applied Mechanics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011


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