Accession Number : AD0754529

Title :   Steady State Crack Propagation in Orthotropic Media.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y

Personal Author(s) : Ryan,Robert L.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The problem of a semi-infinite crack propagating at constant speed in an orthotropic solid is considered, and the solution is obtained by use of Riemann-Hilbert theory. Asymptotic forms of the stress field in the neighborhood of the crack tip are determined, and are found to be similar to those for the corresponding isotropic problem. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CRACK PROPAGATION, SOLIDS), STRESSES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE