Acta Mechanica

, Volume 229, Issue 4, pp 1759–1772 | Cite as

Impact of a torsional load on a penny-shaped crack sandwiched between two elastic layers embedded in an elastic medium

  • S. Karan
  • S. Basu
  • S. C. Mandal
Original Paper


The paper is focused on the effect of a sudden impact of a torsional load on a penny-shaped crack sandwiched between two elastic layers embedded in an elastic medium. The axisymmetric mixed boundary value problem is reduced to the problem of solving a pair of dual integral equations by using Hankel and Laplace transforms. Further, the integral equations are then reduced to a Fredholm integral equation of second kind which is solved numerically. Expression for the stress intensity factor at the tip of the crack is obtained and plotted for different parameters and materials.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied SciencesHaldia Institute of TechnologyHaldia, Purba MedinipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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