Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational and Applied Mathematics
J. Mark Dorrepaal
The boundary value problems which are considered are the type that arise due to the presence of a Griffith crack (or cracks) in an anisotropic thermoelastic solid. The thermoelastic field, in such materials, when the infinitesimal theory is employed, is governed by a set of elliptic partial differential equations. The general solution of these equations is expressed in terms of arbitrary analytic functions whose real parts, in turn, are expressed in terms of Fourier type integrals or Fourier series. Integral transform techniques are then used to determine the stress intensity factors (and other pertinent information) for various crack geometries. In certain cases the possibility of partial contact, of the crack faces, is also investigated.
"Boundary Value Problems in Rectilinearly Anisotropic Thermoelastic Solids"
(1993). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), dissertation, Mathematics and Statistics, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/qbs9-sr77