A solution for an isotropic sector under anti-plane shear loadings

Chih Hao Chen, Chein Lee Wang

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In this study, the problem of an isotropic sector subjected to anti-plane shear loadings is investigated. The loadings were applied to the arc of the sector, and the radial edges of the sector were under traction-free or fixed conditions. Depending on these conditions, three problems, namely, free-free, fixed-free, and fixed-fixed edges were studied. A procedure using the finite Mellin transform combined with the Laplace transform was proposed for solving these problems. Explicit closed form solutions for the displacement and stress fields throughout the sector were obtained. The stress intensity factor (SIF) for each problem was analyzed using the obtained stress fields. It was determined that the SIF disappeared under the special condition of a fixed-fixed edge. Other special cases having anti-symmetric conditions were deduced from the derived solutions, and the results of these verified those cited in the literature as well as those obtained using finite element analysis (FEA).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2444-2452
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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