Interface crack tip field in a kind of rubber materials

Y. C. Gao, Li Min Zhou

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The interface crack tip field between two dissimilar rubber materials those obey the Knowles-Sternberg (J. Elast. 3 (1973) 67-107) elastic law is analysed. The whole field composed of two shrinking sectors and one expanding sector. Under tensile and shear mixed load the interface is always located in the expanding sector provided the hardening exponents of the materials are equal. The completely analytical solutions are obtained for both shrinking and expanding sectors. It is found that the important expanding sector was ignored by Herrmann's (J. Elast. 21 (1989) 227-269) solution so that the location of interface cannot be determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6227-6240
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number34-35
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2001


  • Interface crack
  • Rubber materials
  • Tip field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials


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