Elastostatics of the orthotropic double-cantilever-beam fracture specimen

  • H. G. Georgiadis
  • G. A. Papadopoulos
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Crack-plane stresses and the stress intensity factor were determined in an orthotropic double-cantilever-beam configuration. The DCB fracture specimen was modeled as an infinite strip containing a semi-infinite crack at its midplane. Concentrated loads acted upon the crack surfaces, whereas the strip surfaces were traction free. Constitutive equations of an orthotropic body involving four independent material constants were considered. Fourier transforms and the Wiener-Hopf technique were utilized for an analytical solution within the context of the two-dimensional, linear theory of elasticity.


Fourier Fourier Transform Stress Intensity Intensity Factor Stress Intensity Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Georgiadis
    • 1
  • G. A. Papadopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanics DivisionNaval Academy of GreeceAthens
  2. 2.Mechanics DivisionThe National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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