WIT Press


Interaction Between An Elliptic Inclusion And A Crack

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LD960291

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1996

Size

645 kb

Author(s)

H. Nisitani, D.H. Chen & A. Saimoto

Abstract

The interaction between an elliptic inclusion and a crack is analyzed by body force method. Based on numerical results, effects of the inclusion shape on the crack tip stress intensity factor are discussed. It is found that for small cracks emanating from a stress-higher point on the inclusion interface the stress intensity factors are mainly determined by the stresses, occurring at the crack starting point before the crack initiation, and the inclusion root radius, besides the crack length. However, for the cracks occurring in a stress-lower region around the inclusion, it is difficult to characterize the effect of the inclusion geometry on the stress intensity factors of small cracks by the inclusion ro

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