Stress near apex of dissimilar material with bilinear behavior

M. P. Savruk, S. Shkarayev, E. Madenci

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This study presents an analytical solution for the asymptotic stress field near the apex of a wedge composed of dissimilar materials exhibiting elastic and/or plastic deformation that can be described by a bilinear material model. Under the same assumptions, previous investigations resulted in eigenvalue differential equations that were not amenable to analytical integration. The present formulation avoids the numerical integration of such equations. After establishing its validity, the corner of the junction formed between a solder ball and a substrate was considered in order the study the effect of the hardening parameter on the strength of the singular stress field. Also, this formulation provides the exact form of the displacement field, which permits the construction of a global element to capture the correct strength of the singular stress field in regions with material and geometric discontinuities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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