The Interface Crack Under Combined Loading

[+] Author and Article Information
A. K. Gautesen

Department of Mathematics and Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011

John Dundurs

Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60201

J. Appl. Mech 55(3), 580-586 (Sep 01, 1988) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3125833 History: Received April 03, 1987; Revised February 01, 1988; Online July 21, 2009


The interface crack subjected to a combined tension-compression and shear loading is considered in the Comninou formulation, which by properly incorporating contact zones at the crack tips avoids contradictions, such as overlapping of material. It is shown that the resulting integral equation can be solved exactly. Moreover, simple asymptotic — yet very accurate — formulae are derived for the quantities of major physical interest and a comparison made with the previous results given by Comninou.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In