Dynamic Crack Analysis and the Interaction between Cracks and Waves

  • H. P. Rossmanith
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 275)


The distribution of stress and strain near the tip of a running crack in an elastic material will be influenced by dynamic effects of inertia. Rapid unloading occurs in material regions behind the crack tip and the newly created crack surfaces quickly attain new conditions of dynamic equilibrium. This is accompanied by elastic wave emission into the elastic body as the crack rapidly advances in order to compensate for continuous change of crack configuration.


Stress Intensity Factor Stress Wave Crack Extension Strain Energy Release Rate Dynamic Crack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. P. Rossmanith
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  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsTechnical University ViennaViennaAustria

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