Mixed-mode stress intensity factors in a homogeneous orthotropic medium loaded by a frictional sliding rigid flat stamp
Yılmaz, Korhan Babacan
Güler, Mehmet Ali
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In this study, the crack problem for a homogeneous orthotropic medium loaded by a sliding rigid flat punch is considered. The homogeneous orthotropic medium is assumed to be a half-plane and is subjected to both normal and tangential forces through the sliding action of the punch. The crack on the homogeneous orthotropic medium is supposed to a depth of d and is parallel to the direction of the normal force. The effect of the geometrical parameters and coefficient of friction on the mixed-mode stress intensity factors (mode I and mode II) is investigated using a computational approach using the finite element method. Augmented Lagrange method is used for the contact algorithm between the rigid flat punch and homogeneous orthotropic half-plane. This study may provide insight to the engineers in understanding the crack mechanisms in orthotropic materials in a comprehensive way and to identify early crack propagations under frictional loadings accurately. © 2018 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.