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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering