Interface cracks under harmonic loading: effect of crack faces contact interaction

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Abstract

The modern engineering standards demand that the components’ design should incorporate an awareness of various safety factors. Consequently the great attention is paid to the failure analysis as an essential tool to improve materials’ reliability, which helps prevent accidents and disasters causing by the unpredicted fracture. Thus the elastodynamic response of intra- and inter-component cracks to elastic waves is a topic of long-standing interest in fracture mechanics. However, investigation of inter-component cracks received considerably less attention than the case of cracked homogeneous materials.

The present study is devoted to application of boundary integral equations to the problem of cracks located on the bimaterial interface under time-harmonic loading. In order to take the contact interaction of crack faces into account the Signorini constraints are imposed for normal components of displacements and forces. The system of integral equations for displacements and tractions is derived from the dynamic Somigliana identity and the problem is solved numerically by the boundary elements method. The distribution of the displacements and tractions at the bimaterial interface and the surface of the crack are obtained and analysed. The dynamic stress intensity factors (opening and shear modes) are also computed as functions of the frequency of the incident wave and properties of the upper and the lower half-spaces. The results are compared with those obtained neglecting the contact interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages45
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
EventEleventh International Conference on Integral Methods in Science and Engineering - University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jul 201014 Jul 2010
Conference number: 11

Conference

ConferenceEleventh International Conference on Integral Methods in Science and Engineering
Abbreviated titleIMSE2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period12/07/1014/07/10

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