A method to Extract Interface Stress Intensity Factors for Bimaterial Problems Using Interlayers

A numerical method is presented here to determine stress intensity factors for interface cracks in plane, isotropic, elastic bimaterial fracture problems. The method relies on considering a companion problem wherein a very thin elastic interlayer with a crack, is artificially inserted between the tw...

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Journal Title: International Journal of Fracture Vol. 135; no. 1-4; pp. 137 - 159
Author: Sridhar Santhanam
Format: Article
Published: Sep 2005
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