ARCHIVE OF APPLIED MECHANICS, vol.80, no.9, pp.997-1005, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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.