The Optical Method of Static Caustics

  • George A. Papadopoulos


In crack problems, the most interesting region is that around the crack tip because in this region the variation of the stresses and strains is steep. So, while solution of the problem becomes difficult by classical experimental methods of stress and strain analysis, in contrast, mathematical analysis of the problem shows significant progress.


Stress Intensity Factor Initial Curve Rear Face Complex Stress Intensity Factor Crack Inclination Angle 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Papadopoulos
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  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science, Section of MechanicsThe National Technical University of AthensZographou, AthensGreece

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