An internal crack problem for an infinite elastic layer

BİRİNCİ A., Birinci F., ÇAKIROĞLU F. L., Erdol R.

ARCHIVE OF APPLIED MECHANICS, vol.80, no.9, pp.997-1005, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00419-009-0355-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.997-1005
  • Keywords: Crack, Elastic layer, Integral equation, Stress-intensity factor, STRIP
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The elastostatic plane problem of an infinite elastic layer with an internal crack is considered. The elastic layer is subjected to two different loadings, (a) the elastic layer is loaded by a symmetric transverse pair of compressive concentrated forces P/2, (b) it is loaded by a symmetric transverse pair of tensile concentrated forces P/2. The crack is opened by an uniform internal pressure p (0) along its surface and located halfway between and parallel to the surfaces of the elastic layer. It is assumed that the effect of the gravity force is neglected. Using an appropriate integral transform technique, the mixed boundary value problem is reduced to a singular integral equation. The singular integral equation is solved numerically by making use of an appropriate Gauss-Chebyshev integration formula and the stress-intensity factors and the crack opening displacements are determined according to two different loading cases for various dimensionless quantities.