International Applied Mechanics

, Volume 40, Issue 9, pp 1037–1041 | Cite as

Influence of cyclic loading on crack growth kinetics in a viscoelastic orthotropic plate made of a composite material

  • A. A. Kaminskii
  • M. F. Selivanov


The kinetics of crack growth in a viscoelastic orthotropic plate made of a composite material is analyzed. The external load is the superposition of a cyclic load and a constant tensile load. The level of the tensile load is assumed to exceed the amplitude of the cyclic load. The kinetic curves are compared with the constant tension curves. The effect of the cyclic component is studied.


viscoelastic composite material operator continued fraction crack growth cyclic load 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Kaminskii
    • 1
  • M. F. Selivanov
    • 1
  1. 1.S. P. Timoshenko Institute of MechanicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKiev

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