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Title: Mechanics of finite crack considering interfacial elasticity.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the ICTAM (International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) held August 21-26, 2016 in Montreal, QC, Canada.
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United States

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Dingreville, Remi Philippe Michel, and Juan, Pierre-Alexandre. Mechanics of finite crack considering interfacial elasticity.. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Dingreville, Remi Philippe Michel, & Juan, Pierre-Alexandre. Mechanics of finite crack considering interfacial elasticity.. United States.
Dingreville, Remi Philippe Michel, and Juan, Pierre-Alexandre. 2016. "Mechanics of finite crack considering interfacial elasticity.". United States. doi:.
title = {Mechanics of finite crack considering interfacial elasticity.},
author = {Dingreville, Remi Philippe Michel and Juan, Pierre-Alexandre},
abstractNote = {Abstract not provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 8

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  • Interfacial crack fields and singularities in bimaterial interfaces (i.e., grain boundaries or dissimilar materials interfaces) are considered through a general formulation for two-dimensional (2-D) anisotropic elasticity while accounting for the interfacial structure by means of an interfacial elasticity paradigm. The interfacial elasticity formulation introduces boundary conditions that are effectively equivalent to those for a weakly bounded interface. This formalism considers the 2-D crack-tip elastic fields using complex variable techniques. While the consideration of the interfacial elasticity does not affect the order of the singularity, it modifies the oscillatory effects associated with problems involving interface cracks. Constructive or destructive “interferences” aremore » directly affected by the interface structure and its elastic response. Furthermore, this general formulation provides an insight on the physical significance and the obvious coupling between the interface structure and the associated mechanical fields in the vicinity of the crack tip.« less
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  • Here, the two-dimensional elastic Green’s function is calculated for a general anisotropic elastic bimaterial containing a line dislocation and a concentrated force while accounting for the interfacial structure by means of a generalized interfacial elasticity paradigm. The introduction of the interface elasticity model gives rise to boundary conditions that are effectively equivalent to those of a weakly bounded interface. The equations of elastic equilibrium are solved by complex variable techniques and the method of analytical continuation. The solution is decomposed into the sum of the Green’s function corresponding to the perfectly bonded interface and a perturbation term corresponding to themore » complex coupling nature between the interface structure and a line dislocation/concentrated force. Such construct can be implemented into the boundary integral equations and the boundary element method for analysis of nano-layered structures and epitaxial systems where the interface structure plays an important role.« less