Multiple coplanar embedded elliptical cracks in an infinite solid subject to arbitrary crack face tractions

P. E. O'Donoghue, T. Nishioka, S. N. Atluri

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Abstract

This paper extends the earlier work by the present authors for a single embedded crack in an infinite solid and presents a solution to the problem of multiple coplanar cracks in an infinite medium. An alternating method in conjunction with an analytical solution for a single crack is used to determine the stress intensity factors for interacting multiple coplanar embedded cracks in an infinite body. The alternating method, as implemented here, leads to a highly accurate evaluation of the appropriate stress intensity factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-449
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1985

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