The present investigation enquires the role of the backup plate mechanical properties in the brittle failure of a ceramic tile. It provides a full-field solution for the elasto-static problem of an infinite Kirchhoff plate containing a semi-infinite rectilinear crack (the tile) resting on a two-parameter elastic foundation (the backup plate) and subjected to general transverse loading condition. The backup plate is modeled as a weakly non-local (Pasternak-type) foundation, which reduces to the familiar local (Winkler) model once the Pasternak modulus is set to zero. The same governing equations are obtained for a curved plate (shell) subjected to in-plane equi-biaxial loading. Fourier transforms and the Wiener-Hopf technique are employed. The solution is obtained for the case when the Pasternak modulus is greater than the Winkler modulus. Superposition and a two step procedure are employed: first, an infinite uncracked plate subjected to general loading is considered, then the bending moment and shearing force distribution acting along the crack line is adopted as the (continuous) loading condition to be fed in the solution for the cracked plate. Results are obtained as a function of the ratio of the Pasternak over the Winkler foundation stiffness times the tile flexural rigidity. It is established that the elastic foundation significantly affects the mechanical behavior of elastic plate. In particular, the Winkler model substantially underestimates the stress condition. Stress intensity factors are determined and they are employed as a guideline for increasing the composite toughness. The analytical solution presented in this paper may serve as a benchmark for a more refined numerical analysis.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Titolo:||On the effect of the backup plate stiffness on the brittle failure of a ceramic armor|
|Autori:||Nobili, Andrea; Radi, Enrico; Lanzoni, Luca|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00707-015-1412-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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