Dynamic interaction between two interface cracks in a three-layered plate

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In this paper, the dynamic interaction between two interface cracks, in a three-layered plate subjected to antiplane stress fields, is analytically studied. The problem is formulated in terms of a coupled set of integral equations, which are then solved by expanding the unknown crack opening displacements in a complete set of Chebyshev polynomials. The method is coded in a FORTRAN program and numerical results for a sample problem are presented. The results show that for the problem studied here one crack always reduces the crack opening displacement of its neighboring crack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-39
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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