Contact Problems for Interface Cracks Under Harmonic Shear Loading

Vasyl Menshykov, Oleksandr Menshykov* (Corresponding Author), Igor Guz

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The linear crack between two dissimilar elastic isotropic half-spaces under normal harmonic shear loading is considered. To take the crack faces interaction into account we assumed that the contact satisfies the Signorini constraints and the Coulomb friction law. The problem is solved numerically using the iterative process – the solution changes until the distribution of physical values satisfying the contact constraints is found. The numerical convergence of the method with respect to the number of the Fourier coefficients and mesh size is analysed. The effects of material properties and values of the friction coefficient on the distribution of displacements and contact forces are presented and analysed. Special attention is paid to the size of the contact zone and the results are compared with the classical model solutions obtained for the static problems with and without friction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScipedia 2021
Subtitle of host publication14th WCCM-ECCOMAS Congress 2020
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2021
Event14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM)
: ECCOMAS Congress 2020
- virtual conference
Duration: 11 Jan 202115 Jan 2021


Conference14th World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM)
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  • Interface Crack Closure
  • Boundary Integrals
  • Friction


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