Scattering of love waves by a surface-breaking crack in piezoelectric layered media

Fumio Narita, Yasuhide Shindo

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Based on the dynamic theory of linear piezoelectricity, we investigate the scattering of Love waves by a surface-breaking crack in a layered piezoelectric solid. The piezoelectric layer is perfectly bonded to a half-space of a different elastic solid and the crack is normal to the free surface. Both cases of a partially broken layer and a completely broken layer are studied. By the use of Fourier transform techniques, the mixed boundary value problem is reduced to a singular integral equation. The singular integral equation is solved numerically to determine the dynamic stress intensity factor and the dynamic energy release rate as a function of a dimensionless frequency for various ratios of crack depth to layer thickness, and the results are presented in graphical form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalJSME International Journal, Series A: Solid Mechanics and Material Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan


  • Dynamic Energy Release Rate
  • Dynamic Stress Intensity Factor
  • Elasticity
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Integral Transforms
  • Ĵ-integral
  • Layered Material
  • Love Wave
  • Piezoelectric Material
  • Stress Singularities


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