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Suppression of complex singularity using wedge interphase in interface fracture

Boniface, V and Simha, KRY (2001) Suppression of complex singularity using wedge interphase in interface fracture. In: International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38 (30-31). pp. 5411-5420.

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Abstract

A novel approach to suppress complex singularity associated with a bimaterial interface crack is proposed by including a wedge (made of a third material called interphase) with its vertex at the crack tip. The ensuing three-material wedge interface problem is analyzed using Williams' stress functions to extract the singularity. Different combinations of materials and wedge angles leading to real singularities are presented for some typical situations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Interface crack;Singularity analysis;Wedge interphase model
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/10540

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