A Diffraction Problem and Crack Propagation

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A. Jahanshahi

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

J. Appl. Mech 34(1), 100-103 (Mar 01, 1967) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3607607 History: Received June 23, 1965; Revised May 31, 1966; Online September 14, 2011


The exact solution to the problem of diffraction of plane harmonic polarized shear waves by a half-plane crack extending under antiplane strain is constructed. The solution is employed to study the nature of the stress field associated with an extending crack in an elastic medium excited by stress waves.

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