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Limit Equilibrium of a Piecewise Homogeneous Plane with Small-Scale Interfacial Shear Cracks at a Corner Point in the Presence of a Loaded Internal Semi-Infinite Crack

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A plane static symmetric problem of theory of elasticity for a piecewise homogeneous isotropic plane with an interface in the form of sides of an angle, containing small-scale interfacial shear cracks at a corner point and a loaded internal semi-infinite crack, was considered. The exact solution to this problem was constructed by the Wiener-Hopf method in combination with the apparatus of the Mellin integral transform. The stress intensity factor at the tips of interfacial cracks was determined and the nature of the change in the breaking load was studied.

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Nazarenko, V.M., Kipnis, A.L. Limit Equilibrium of a Piecewise Homogeneous Plane with Small-Scale Interfacial Shear Cracks at a Corner Point in the Presence of a Loaded Internal Semi-Infinite Crack. Mech Compos Mater 59, 403–410 (2023).

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