APPLICATION OF THE HYPERSINGULAR INTEGRAL EQUATIONS METHOD TO THE INTERACTION BETWEEN TWO PARALLEL PLANAR CRACKS IN 3-D ELASTICITY
Qin Taiyan, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, P. R. China Yue Jinchao;Tang Renji, Dept. of Engineering Mechanics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200030, P. R. China
By using the analytic theory of hypersingular integral equations in three- dimensional fracture mechanics, the interactions between two parallel planar cracks under arbitrary loads are investigated. According to the concepts and method of finite- part integrals, a set of hypersingular integral equations is derived, in which the unknown functions are the displacement discontinuities of the crack surfaces. Then its numerical method is proposed by combining the finite-part integral method with the boundary element method. Based on the above results, the method for calculating the stress intensity factors with the displacement discontinuities of the crack surfaces is presented. Finally, several typical examples are calculated and the numerical results are satisfactory.