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05-06-2020 | Original Paper | Issue 8/2020

Acta Mechanica 8/2020

Fracture analysis for a cusp-type crack problem

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Y. Z. Chen
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This paper provides an exact solution for a cusp-type crack problem in plane elasticity. The solution of the studied problem depends on the conformal mapping technique and complex potentials. The stress intensity factors at the cusp-type crack tip can be evaluated accordingly. Some particular characters for the SIF (stress intensity factor) solution have been found. Particularly, if a compression loading is applied along the direction of the cusp-type crack, the relevant SIF will take a positive value. This phenomenon is useful in the rupture of the rock with the cusp-type crack.

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