This letter is concerned with an interfacial edge crack in a piezoelectric bimaterial wedge interacting with a screw dislocation under antiplane mechanical and in-plane electric loading. In addition to a discontinuous electric potential across the slip plane, the dislocation is subjected to a line-force and a line-charge at the tip. The out-of-plane displacement and electric potentials are obtained in closed-form based on conformal mapping technique and the solution for the screw dislocation in an infinite piezoelectric bimaterial with a semi-infinite interfacial crack. The intensity factors (IFs) and energy release rate (EER) are obtained explicitly. These solutions can be used as a base for constructing solutions for arbitrary coupled antiplane mechanical and in-plane electrical loadings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||International Journal of Fracture|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mechanics
- Modeling and Simulation
- Mechanics of Materials