Dynamic anti-plane shear of a cracked piezoelectric ceramic

F. Narita, Y. Shindo

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The dynamic theory of antiplane piezoelectricity is applied to solve the problem of a line crack subjected to horizontally polarized shear waves in an arbitrary direction. The problem is formulated by means of integral transforms and reduced to the solution of a Fredholm integral equation of the second kind. The path-independent integral G is extended here to include piezoelectric effects, and is evaluated at the crack tip to obtain the dynamic energy release rate. Numerical calculations are carried out for the dynamic stress intensity factor and energy release rate. The material is piezoelectric ceramic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-180
Number of pages12
JournalTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jul


  • Antiplane shear waves
  • Dynamic energy release rate
  • Dynamic stress intensity factor
  • Elasticity
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Integral transforms
  • Piezoelectric material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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