The primary objective of this paper is to study the influence of the electroelastic interactions on the stress intensity factor in bonded layers of piezoelectric and orthotropic materials containing a crack along the interface under antiplane shear. Attention is given to a two-layer hybrid laminate formed by adding a layer of piezoelectric ceramic to a unidirectional graphite/epoxy composite or an aluminum layer. Electric displacement or electric field is prescribed on the surfaces of the piezoelectric layer. The problem is formulated in terms of a singular integral equation which is solved by using a relatively simple and efficient technique. A number of examples are given for various material combinations. The results show that the effect of the electroelastic interactions on the stress intensity factor and the energy release rate can be highly significant.
|ジャーナル||International Journal of Fracture|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1999 1 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mechanics
- Modelling and Simulation
- Mechanics of Materials