A NONLINEAR EFFECT IN MODE II CRACK PROBLEMS

A recent result of Stephenson shows that, when finite deformations are taken into account, a crack under Mode II loading conditions in plane strain will open at least near the crack-tip and at least for certain elastic materials. In this note, the matter is investigated further, and it is shown that, in general, nonlinear effects-even at small loads-lead either to crack-opening or apparent interpenetration of the crack-faces when the loading is of Model II-type.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Institute of Technology

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    Office of Naval Research

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  • Authors:
    • Knowles, J K
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330959
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 47 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N000-14-75-c-0196
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM