The problem of a rectilinear crack propagating at constant speed in an elastically supported thin plate and acted upon by an equally moving load is considered. The full-field solution is obtained and the spotlight is set on flexural edge wave generation. Below the critical speed for the appearance of travelling waves, a threshold speed is met which marks the transformation of decaying edge waves into edge waves propagating along the crack and dying away from it. Yet, besides these, and for any propagation speed, a pair of localized edge waves, which rapidly decay behind the crack tip, is also shown to exist. These waves are characterized by a novel dispersion relation and fade off from the crack line in an oscillatory manner, whence they play an important role in the far field behaviour. Dynamic stress intensity factors are obtained and, for speed close to the critical speed, they show a resonant behaviour which expresses the most efficient way to channel external work into the crack. Indeed, this behaviour is justified through energy considerations regarding the work of the applied load and the energy release rate. Results might be useful in a wide array of applications, ranging from fracturing and machining to acoustic emission and defect detection.
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|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Titolo:||Flexural edge waves generated by steady-state propagation of a loaded rectilinear crack in an elastically supported thin plate|
|Autori:||Nobili, Andrea; Radi, Enrico; Lanzoni, Luca|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1098/rspa.2017.0265|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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