Anti-plane shear crack in a piezoelectric layer bonded to dissimilar half spaces

Fumio Narita, Yasuhide Shindo, Koji Watanabe

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Following the theory of linear piezoelectricity, we consider the electroelastic problem for a piezoelectric layer with a crack bonded to two elastic half planes under antiplane shear loading. The crack parallel to the interfaces is in the mid-plane of the piezoelectric layer. Fourier transforms are used to reduce the problem to the solution of a pair of dual integral equations. The solution of the dual integral equations is then expressed in terms of a Fredholm integral equation of the second kind. Numerical values of the stress intensity factor for some piezoelectric laminates are obtained, and the results are plotted to display the electroelastic interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-72
Number of pages7
JournalJSME International Journal, Series A: Mechanics and Material Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Elasticity
  • Energy release rate
  • Finite crack
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Integral transforms
  • Layered material
  • Piezoelectric material
  • Stress intensity factor


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