The dynamic stress and displacement fields in the neighborhood of the tip of a crack propagating in an orthotropic medium are obtained. The approach deals with the methods of linear algebra to transform the equations of motion into a first-order elliptic system whose solution is sought under the assumption that the local displacement field may be represented under a scheme of separated variables. The analytical approach has enabled the distinction between two kinds of orthotropic materials for which explicit espressions of the near-tip stress fields are obtained. Some results are presented graphically also in order to compare them with the numerical solution given in a quoted reference.

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