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Stroh formalism in analysis of skew-symmetric and symmetric weight functions for interfacial cracks

Morini, Lorenzo and Radi, Enrico and Movchan, Alexander and Movchan, Natalia Stroh formalism in analysis of skew-symmetric and symmetric weight functions for interfacial cracks. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 18 (2). pp. 135-152. ISSN 1081-2865 (2012)

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The focus of the article is on analysis of skew-symmetric weight matrix functions for interfacial cracks in two dimensional anisotropic solids. It is shown that the Stroh formalism proves to be an efficient approach to this challenging task. Conventionally, the weight functions, both symmetric and skew-symmetric, can be identified as a non-trivial singular solutions of the homogeneous boundary value problem for a solid with a crack. For a semi-infinite crack, the problem can be reduced to solving a matrix Wiener-Hopf functional equation. Instead, the Stroh matrix representation of displacements and tractions, combined with a Riemann-Hilbert formulation, is used to obtain an algebraic eigenvalue problem, that is solved in a closed form. The proposed general method is applied to the case of a quasi-static semi-infinite crack propagation between two dissimilar orthotropic media: explicit expressions for the weight matrix functions are evaluated and then used in the computation of complex stress intensity factor corresponding to an asymmetric load acting on the crack faces.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1177/1081286512462299
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interfacial crack, Riemann–Hilbert problem, Stroh formalism, weight functions, stress intensity factor
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Caterina Tangheroni
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 14:23
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 14:23
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3229

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