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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Note on the Energy-Release Rate for a Crack Starting From the Apex of a Wedge

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C. Yatomi

Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

J. Appl. Mech 48(1), 194-195 (Mar 01, 1981) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3157568 History: Received June 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

We show that for a Mode III crack starting from the apex of a wedge, the initial value of the energy-release rate is zero, although the stresses at the crack tip are unbounded.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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