Fracture parameters for the orthotropic bimaterial interface cracks

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In order to define a proper bimaterial stress intensity factor, a general solution for the collinear interface cracks between dissimilar anisotropic media is applied to the near tip of an interface crack. Through the operation of normalization, scaling, nondimensionalization and transformation, a comparable definition which can be reduced to the classical stress intensity factors for a crack tip in homogeneous media has been obtained. For special cases of orthotropic bimaterial interface cracks, the explicit solutions are derived in terms of engineering constants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-97
Number of pages9
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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