Comparative study of an interface crack for different wedge-interface models

G. Mishuris*, G. Kuhn

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An interface crack problem is investigated under various assumptions on an interface between two elastic materials. The interface is modeled by an additional third structure (thin elastic wedge of differing elastic properties) matching the bonded materials, or by introducing special boundary conditions on the crack line ahead. The main emphasis of the paper is placed on a comparison of the asymptotic expansion of the elastic solutions near the crack tip obtained for the different models. In particular, the behaviour of the stress singularity exponent and the generalized SIF are discussed. Numerical examples are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-780
Number of pages17
JournalArchive of Applied Mechanics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001


  • Asymptotic behaviour
  • Interface crack
  • Nonideal interface
  • Stress singularity


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