International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 145, Issue 1, pp 9–27 | Cite as

Screw dislocations interacting with a partially debonded interface in cylindrically anisotropic composites

  • B. Li
  • Y. W. Liu
  • Q. H. Fang
Original Paper


Interaction between screw dislocations and a partially debonded interface in cylindrically anisotropic composites subjected to uniform stress at infinity is investigated in this paper. Using Muskhelishvili’s complex variable method, the closed forms of complex potentials are obtained for a screw dislocation and a screw dislocation dipole located inside either matrix or inhomogeneity. Explicit expressions of stress intensity factors at the crack tips, image forces and image torques acting on dislocation or the center of dipole are provided. The results show that the crack and dislocation geometry combination plays an important role in the interaction between screw dislocations and interface crack. Furthermore, it is found that the anisotropy of solids may change the shielding and anti-shielding effects arising from screw dislocations and the equilibrium position of screw dislocations. The presented solutions are valid for anisotropic, orthotropic or isotropic composites and can be reduced to some novel or previously known results.


Screw dislocation Interface crack Stress intensity factor Image force Anisotropic material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Mechanics and AerospaceHunan UniversityChangshaChina

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