The elastostatic problem of an orthotropic body having a central inclined crack and subjected at infinity to a uniform biaxial load is considered. It is assumed that the crack line does not coincide with an axis of elastic symmetry of the body. The problem must be considered as one of general orthotropy, due in particular to the fact that the elastic coefficients of the material change with rotation of the reference system. The stress field at the crack tip is reported and the presence of the non-singular terms underlined. The Strain Energy Density Theory is extended to orthotropic materials. It is assumed that the Critical Strain Energy Density Factor has a polar variation. The crack initiation is determined via minimization of the ratio of the strain energy density over the material critical strain energy density, pointing out the effects of orthotropy and load biaxiality. The effects of the non-singular terms on crack growth for different orthotropic materials is also studied, underling the relation between orthotropy and non-singular terms.

Crack growth in an orthotropic medium

NOBILE, LUCIO;CARLONI, CHRISTIAN
2004

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The elastostatic problem of an orthotropic body having a central inclined crack and subjected at infinity to a uniform biaxial load is considered. It is assumed that the crack line does not coincide with an axis of elastic symmetry of the body. The problem must be considered as one of general orthotropy, due in particular to the fact that the elastic coefficients of the material change with rotation of the reference system. The stress field at the crack tip is reported and the presence of the non-singular terms underlined. The Strain Energy Density Theory is extended to orthotropic materials. It is assumed that the Critical Strain Energy Density Factor has a polar variation. The crack initiation is determined via minimization of the ratio of the strain energy density over the material critical strain energy density, pointing out the effects of orthotropy and load biaxiality. The effects of the non-singular terms on crack growth for different orthotropic materials is also studied, underling the relation between orthotropy and non-singular terms.
2004
NOBILE L.; C. CARLONI
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