Effect of Orthotropy on the Intersonic Shear Crack Propagation

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A. Piva

Department of Physics, University of Bologna, Via Irnerio, 46, 40126 Bologna, Italy

W. Hasan

Istituto di Scienza delle Costruzioni, Università di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento, 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy

J. Appl. Mech 63(4), 933-938 (Dec 01, 1996) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2787249 History: Received March 30, 1995; Revised April 09, 1996; Online October 26, 2007


Of concern in the present paper is the steady-state elastodynamic problem of a semi-infinite shear crack, propagating in an orthotropic medium. An intersonic regime is assumed which leads to a significant change of the singularity at the crack tip.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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