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Evaluation of the stress singularities of plane V-notches in bonded dissimilar materials

Niu, Zhongrong and Ge, Dali and Cheng, Changheng and Ye, Jianqiao and Recho, Naman (2009) Evaluation of the stress singularities of plane V-notches in bonded dissimilar materials. Applied mathematical modelling, 33 (3). pp. 1776-1792. ISSN 0307-904X

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Abstract

According to the linear theory of elasticity, there exists a combination of different orders of stress singularity at a V-notch tip of bonded dissimilar materials. The singularity reflects a strong stress concentration near the sharp V-notches. In this paper, a new way is proposed in order to determine the orders of singularity for two-dimensional V-notch problems. Firstly, on the basis of an asymptotic stress field in terms of radial coordinates at the V-notch tip, the governing equations of the elastic theory are transformed into an eigenvalue problem of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) with respect to the circumferential coordinate 0 around the notch tip. Then the interpolating matrix method established by the first author is further developed to solve the general eigenvalue problem. Hence, the singularity orders of the V-notch problem are determined through solving the corresponding ODEs by means of the interpolating matrix method. Meanwhile, the associated eigenvectors of the displacement and stress fields near the V-notches are also obtained. These functions are essential in calculating the amplitude of the stress field described as generalized stress intensity factors of the V-notches. The present method is also available to deal with the plane V-notch problems in bonded orthotropic multi-material. Finally, numerical examples are presented to illustrate the accuracy and the effectiveness of the method.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Applied mathematical modelling
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 54224
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 May 2012 09:07
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:27
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/54224

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