Herein, a substitute series solution, which is unavailable in literature, pertaining to the antiplane diffraction problem by a vertical edge crack, is derived via the region-matching technique combining with the method of images. The dynamic stress intensity factor can be straightforwardly extracted from the expression of the radial stress field, fulfilling the crack-tip singularity inherently. Computed results of the extremely near-, near-, and far-field solutions agree well with those of exact analytical solution and available data. The proposed approach can be applied to cope with the diffraction problems by multiple cracks or branched cracks under SH-wave incidence.
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A Series Solution for the Diffraction of SH Waves by a Vertical Edge Crack
Department of Harbor and River Engineering,
National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan 202-24, R.O.C.
Tsaur, D., Chang, K., and Hsu, M. (April 14, 2011). "A Series Solution for the Diffraction of SH Waves by a Vertical Edge Crack." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. July 2011; 78(4): 044502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4003745
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