ENERGY RELEASE RATE IN A PRESTRESSED SANDWICH PLATE-STRIP CONTAINING INTERFACE CRACKS


AKBAROV S. , TURAN A.

MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, vol.45, no.6, pp.597-608, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11029-010-9116-3
  • Title of Journal : MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.597-608

Abstract

Within the frame work of a piecewise homogeneous body model, by utilizing the three-dimensional linearized theory of elasticity, the problem of opening of interface cracks in an initially stressed sandwich plate-strip is studied. To solve the corresponding boundary-contact problem, the FEM is employed. Numerical results for the influence of the initial stresses on the energy release rate (ERR) at various values of problem parameters are presented and discussed. In particular, it is established that the ERR in creases (decreases) with growing initial tension (compression) of the plate-strip.