The solution of crack problems by using distributed strain nuclei

A. M. Korsunsky, D. A. Hills

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Crack problems may be solved by first establishing the stress field in the crack's absence and distributing strain nuclei along the line of the crack in order to render its faces traction-free. The relationship between the different possible forms of nucleus and the kinds of singular integral equation to which they lead are explored. The merits of each are then highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-31
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Crack
  • Dipole
  • Dislocation
  • Finite part integral
  • Force-pair
  • Singular integral equation
  • Stress intensity factor


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