Journal of Elasticity

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 257–293 | Cite as

Large deformations near a tip of an interface-crack between two Neo-Hookean sheets

  • J. K. Knowles
  • Eli Sternberg


This paper contains an asymptotic investigation - within the nonlinear theory of elastostatic plane stress - of the deformations and stresses near the tips of a traction-free interface-crack between two dissimilar semi-infinite Neo-Hookean sheets. The results obtained are free of oscillatory singularities of the kind predicted by the linearized theory, which would require the two deformed faces of an interface-crack to overlap in the vicinity of its tips. Instead, the crack is found to open smoothly near its ends, regardless of the specific loading at infinity.


Large Deformation Plane Stress Nonlinear Theory Specific Loading Asymptotic Investigation 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Knowles
    • 1
  • Eli Sternberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Engineering and Applied ScienceCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaU.S.A.

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