Analysis of crack singularities in an aging elastic material
Institut de Recherche
Mathématique de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1,
Campus de Beaulieu,
35042 Rennes Cedex, France.
2 Institute of Mechanical Engineering Problems, Laboratory of Mathematical Methods, Russian Academy of Sciences, V.O. Bol'shoi 61, 199178 St. Petersburg, Russia. firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Institut Élie Cartan, Laboratoire de Mathématiques, Université Henri Poincaré Nancy I, B.P. 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex, France. Jan.Sokolowski@iecn.u-nancy.fr
We consider a quasistatic system involving a Volterra kernel modelling an hereditarily-elastic aging body. We are concerned with the behavior of displacement and stress fields in the neighborhood of cracks. In this paper, we investigate the case of a straight crack in a two-dimensional domain with a possibly anisotropic material law. We study the asymptotics of the time dependent solution near the crack tips. We prove that, depending on the regularity of the material law and the Volterra kernel, these asymptotics contain singular functions which are simple homogeneous functions of degree or have a more complicated dependence on the distance variable r to the crack tips. In the latter situation, we observe a novel behavior of the singular functions, incompatible with the usual fracture criteria, involving super polynomial functions of ln r growing in time.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 35Q72 / 74D05 / 74G70
Key words: Crack singularities / creep theory / Volterra kernel / hereditarily-elastic.
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