By M. Janssen, J. Zuidema, Wanhill R. J. H.

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18). a), see reference 3. 19, the boundary conditions for the uniaxial case are satisfied. Thus the stress field in a uniaxially loaded plate is identical to that in a biaxially loaded plate with the exception of ςx, which is reduced by the remote stress ς. 24), this correction is usually omitted because near the crack tip ςx is much larger than ς. 21) these equations only apply to the stress field near the crack tip (r << a). 24) suggest that if r ο ,φ the stress components ςx and ςy approach zero instead of ς (the applied load).

An extra relation must exist between them. 8): ω2 Η ω2 Η ω2 Η x y xy + 2 =2 . 10) Θfor plane stress Θ/(1 Θ) for plane strain Airy Stress Functions Any stress field solution for an elastic problem must fulfil both the equilibrium and the compatibility equations. For this purpose, Airy introduced a way of describing twodimensional stress fields using a function ) (x,y): ςx = ω2 ) ω2 ) , ς = , Ω y xy = ωy2 ωx2 ω2 ) . 10) if the stress function ) is a solution of the so-called biharmonic equation: 30 Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics ω4 ) ω4 ) ω4 ) + 2 2 2 + 4 = 0 or 4 ωx ωx ωy ωy 2 2 ) = 4 ) =0.

571 The integral can also be developed as a series expansion: Σ♠ ) =2 ↔ 1 ← 1c 4 2 a2 c2 2 3 64 c2 a2 • ♣ ♦ 2 ÷ ♥c ≠ ≡ … ≈. … Neglecting all terms beyond the second gives an accuracy of better than 5%. And so the stress intensity factor can be approximated by KI = ς Σa °↑→ 2 sin Μ+ 3Σ Σ♣ a •2 ↓° c÷ 8 +8 ♦ ♥ ≠ 1 a •2 2 ° ♣ cos Μ4 . 54) KI varies along the elliptical crack front and has a maximum value ς Σa/ ) at the 2 ends of the minor axis, a, and a minimum value ς Σa /c/ ) at the ends of the major axis, c.