Stress Intensity Factors for Crack Problems in Bonded Dissimilar Materials


  • Khairum Hamzah Fakulti Teknologi Kejuruteraan Mekanikal dan Pembuatan, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka
  • Nik Mohd Asri Nik Long Laboratory of Computational Sciences and Mathematical Physics, Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor,
  • Norazak Senu Laboratory of Computational Sciences and Mathematical Physics, Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor,
  • Zainidin Eshkuvatov Faculty of Ocean Engineering Technology and Informatics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Terengganu



complex variable function, bonded dissimilar materials, hypersingular integral equation, stress intensity factor


The inclined crack problem in bonded dissimilar materials was considered in this study. The system of hypersingular integral equations (HSIEs) was formulated using the modified complex potentials (MCP) function method, where the continuity conditions of the resultant force and the displacement are applied. In the equations, the crack opening displacement (COD) serves as the unknown function and the traction along the cracks as the right-hand terms. By applying the curved length coordinate method and the appropriate quadrature formulas, the HSIEs are reduced to the system of linear equations. It was found that the nondimensional stress intensity factors (SIF) at the crack tips depend on the ratio of elastic constants, the crack geometries and the distance between the crack and the boundary.


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