, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 285-304

Effect of interaction of two arbitrarily oriented cracks — Applications — Part II

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The stress analysis for the problem of two arbitrarily oriented cracks is carried out in Part I. The problem is formulated using Kolossoff-Muskhelishvili's two complex stress function using the mapping technique and the Schwarz Alternative Method. As this is the most general geometry it has many particular cases. These cases are compared with the analytical solutions of other research workers such as Isida [10] in Part I, and Isida [5, 9], Gdoutos [6], Gupta et al. [7] and Viola [8] etc. in Part II. The present results are in good agreement with those of other research workers and the finite element method solutions used.