Green’s Function for Elastic Medium With General Anisotropy

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Ching S. Chang, Yang Chang

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

J. Appl. Mech 62(3), 573-578 (Sep 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2895983 History: Received January 13, 1993; Revised April 18, 1994; Online October 30, 2007


It is difficult to obtain explicit expressions of Green’s function for elastic medium with general anisotropy. The difficulty is associated with an integration of functions with high degrees of singularity. In this paper, we propose a method employing extend functions. This method avoids the difficulty of singularities and renders an explicit series expression of Green’s function for general anisotropic conditions. Analytical expression of the coefficients in the series are provided. Numerical examples are given to evaluate the applicability of this method.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Anisotropy , Functions
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