Asymptotic Stress Fields for Stationary Cracks Along the Gradient in Functionally Graded Materials

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V. Parameswaran

Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi 682016, India

A. Shukla

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881

J. Appl. Mech 69(3), 240-243 (May 03, 2002) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1459072 History: Received February 01, 2001; Revised November 16, 2001; Online May 03, 2002
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Grahic Jump Location
Opening mode isochromatics for a functionally graded material (FGM) with exponentially varying elastic modulus



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