Papers Published

  1. Gosz, M. and Dolbow, J. and Moran, B., Domain integral formulation for stress intensity factor computation along curved three-dimensional interface cracks, Int. J. Solids Struct. (UK), vol. 35 no. 15 (1998), pp. 1763 - 83 [S0020-7683(97)00132-7] .
    (last updated on 2007/04/08)

    Abstract:
    New domain integrals for extracting mixed-mode stress intensity factors along curved, three-dimensional bimaterial interface cracks are derived. In the derivation, the asymptotic auxiliary fields for the plane problem of a bimaterial interface crack are imposed along a curved crack front. A consequence of imposing the auxiliary fields along a curved crack front is that the auxiliary stress fields do not satisfy equilibrium, and the auxiliary strain fields do not satisfy compatibility. In order to compute the pointwise stress intensity factors along the crack front, the domain integrals are evaluated as a post processing step in the finite element method. In the numerical results, it is demonstrated that it is crucial to incorporate the terms that arise due to lack of equilibrium and compatibility of the auxiliary fields, especially in regions where the local crack front curvature is high. In the paper, we present two numerical examples. As a benchmark, we first consider the problem of a penny-shaped interface crack embedded in a cylinder. The results for the complex stress intensity factor and phase angle are found to be in excellent agreement with the analytical solution. The problem of an elliptical crack embedded between two dissimilar isotropic materials is also considered, and the results are discussed

    Keywords:
    crack-edge stress field analysis;delamination;fracture mechanics;interface phenomena;stress-strain relations;