## Abstract

In Wang et al. (2002), the mode I crack problem has been analyzed for a functionally graded material strip with arbitrarily distributed properties. For the completeness of the research, this paper provides an analysis method for the mode II in plane and mode III anti-plane elastic crack problems for a functionally graded material (FGM) strip containing a crack along the gradient direction. In the analysis, the gradient region is treated as a number of homogeneous layers stacked along the gradient direction. The analytical models developed in this paper for the modes II and III problems, together with the model developed in Wang et al. (2002) for the mode I crack problem complete the analysis of the mixed-mode crack problem for functionally graded materials with a crack parallel the gradient direction. Those analytical models allow the material properties be any continuous functions along the thickness direction of the strip.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 307-320 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | International Journal of Fracture |

Volume | 126 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Apr 2004 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Fracture
- Functionally graded materials
- Multi-layers

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Computational Mechanics
- Modelling and Simulation
- Mechanics of Materials