Analysis of Displacement in an Elastic Solid with a Mode-III Crack in the Presence of Surface Elasticity

  • Author / Creator
    Lengyel, Tamran
  • The focus of this work is the study of anti-plane deformations of an elastic solid containing a crack. A more comprehensive model of the mechanism of fracture was found by incorporating surface mechanics on the crack face. Included are comparisons between the refined model and the classical model with appropriate conclusions drawn about the effect of the surface on the displacement field in the entire solid. A boundary value problem for the displacement is developed for the case when Mode-III stresses are applied. In particular it was shown that the ensuing (refined) model is well-posed. The displacement and stresses were numerically determined using various input stresses and surface parameters. With the incorporation of surface mechanics, it is shown that the refined model is more stable and convergent than in the classical case. From the numerical solutions, approximations for adjusted deformation and stress concentration values are provided for future use.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Schiavone, Peter (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Szymanski, Jozef (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Mioduchowski, Andrew (Mechanical Engineering)