International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 168, Issue 1, pp 125–132 | Cite as

Determination of Second-Order term Coefficients for the Inclined Crack in Orthotropic Plate using Singular Finite Elements

Letters in Fracture and Micromechanics


The finite element method with quarter-point crack-tip elements is used and a simple formula for obtaining the coefficients of the second-order terms in the series expansion for near crack tip stresses in orthotropic materials under biaxial loading is presented. This formula is obtained by comparing the variation of the displacements along the crack tip element with the elastic field solution for the crack tip. Numerical examples are given for the validity of the present formulation. The results obtained are compared with the theoretical ones and a good agreement between the two solutions is obtained.


orthotropic plate inclined crack biaxial loading stress intensity factor second-order term coefficient finite element analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMyongJi UniversityYonginRepublic of Korea

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