- Volume 21 Issue 2
In this paper weight function theory is extended to the determination of the stress intensity factors for the mode I in elliptic crack. For the calculation of the fundamental fields Poisson's theorem and Ferrers's method were employed. Fundamental fields are constructed by single layer potentials with surface density of crack harmonic fundamental polynimials. Crack harmonic fundamental polynimials up to order four were given explicitly. As an example of the application of the weight function theory the stress intensity factors along crack tips in nearly penny-shaped elliptic crack are calculated.
Stress Intensity Factor;Elliptic Crack;Weight Function;Poissons Theorem;Boussinesq-Papkovich Potential