Elastodynamic contact problem for an interface crack under an oblique harmonic loading

V. Mikucka*, O. Menshykov

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The current study is devoted to solution of the two-dimensional elastodynamic problem for a cracked bimaterial loaded by harmonic wave. This investigation takes into account the reflection and refraction of oblique waves at an interface between two dissimilar solid half-spaces which contains a crack. The problem is solved by the method of boundary integral equations using an iterative algorithm. The dynamic stress intensity factors are given in the wide range of wave numbers for different properties of the bimaterial with the focus on the effect of the cracks' closure. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-308
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Early online date17 May 2014
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Bibliographical note

The authors would like to acknowledge major financial support received from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (Grant No. EP/E020976/1) and the College of the Physical Sciences of the University of Aberdeen.


  • Interface crack
  • Contact
  • Algorithm
  • Harmonic loading
  • Dissimilar half-planes
  • Friction
  • Bodies
  • Layer
  • Wave


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