Acta Mechanica

, Volume 230, Issue 12, pp 4385–4389 | Cite as

Asymptotic elastic fields near an interface anticrack tip

  • Xu WangEmail author
  • Peter SchiavoneEmail author
Original Paper


Using analytic continuation, we derive the asymptotic elastic fields associated with a fixed, semi-infinite anticrack lying on the interface between two dissimilar elastically isotropic half-planes. We derive the two pairs of analytic functions defined in the two half-planes which characterize the elastic fields of stresses and displacements in the bimaterial. The negative anticrack contraction force is expressed in terms of the established complex stress intensity factor.



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11272121) and through a Discovery Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Grant No: RGPIN – 2017 - 03716115112).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Power EngineeringEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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