Analytical Solutions for Stress Intensity Factor, T-Stress and Weight Function for the Edge-Cracked Half-Space
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An analytical solution for the linear-elastic problem of an edge-cracked semi-infinite body was given already in 1957. For the numerical evaluation of this solution an iteration procedure had to be applied. This might be the reason why the related analysis was not commonly used. By means of powerful mathematical tools developed in the last years it is now possible to evaluate highly-precise stress intensity factors, T-stress terms, weight functions etc. This will be shown in this paper in detail.
KeywordsEdge-cracked half space stress intensity factor T-stress
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