- Volume 20 Issue 12
A method is proposed to obtain the stress intensity factors of multiple cracks lying on many straight llnes in an infinite isotropic plate. In this mehtod, analytical solutions for collinear multiple cracks subject to surface point forces are obrained and used as Green functions. For the multiple cracks lying onmany straight lines, the equivalent crack surface tractions are obtained by using the alternating method and the stress intensity factors are calculated. By using the proposed method several useful problems are solved and discussed.
Multiple Cracks;Stress Intensity Factor;Alternating Method