This paper is concerned with the interactions between an interface crack and other arbitrarily distributed cracks in two bonded dissimilar half planes. Special emphasis is placed on the cracks kinked at a tip of the interface crack, which remain unsolved as far as the authors are concerned. For the present, we pay attention to the stress intensity factors at the tips of the kinks or the distributed cracks, and not to those at the tips of the interface crack. The analysis is based on continuous distributions of the body forces along the cracks, and their densities are determined with a new procedure in order to get highly accurate results. The present analysis for distributed line cracks applies to kinked cracks, branched cracks and those piercing the interface just by joining some of the line cracks. Numerical calculations are performed for various important problems, and the effects of geometric and mechanical parameters on the stress intensity factors are examined.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mechanics
- Modelling and Simulation
- Mechanics of Materials