Effect of contact interaction of the crack faces for a crack under harmonic loading

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This paper is concerned with dynamic problems in fracture mechanics for elastic solids having cracks with contacting faces. The contact problem for a penny-shaped crack with a nonzero initial opening under normally incident harmonic wave is solved by the method of boundary integral equations. The solutions are compared with those that neglect the contact interaction of the crack faces. Results are presented for different values of the initial crack opening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-815
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Applied Mechanics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007


  • fracture mechanics
  • harmonic loading
  • contact interaction of crack faces
  • boundary integral equations
  • elliptic crack
  • fracture-mechanics
  • wave
  • incident
  • composites

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