Dynamic Crack Growth along Interfaces
For remotely loaded cracks in isotropic elastic solids, the energy flux into the crack tip vanishes as the crack speed increases to the Rayleigh wave speed of the material, see . However, theoretical and numerical studies dating back to the mid 1970's, e.g. Andrews , Burridge et al.  and Broberg [4, 5], have indicated that faster crack speeds should be possible under shear loading conditions.
© 2002 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. A.N. is grateful for the support provided by the Office of Naval Research through grant N00014-97-1-0179. D.C. and A.J.R. gratefully acknowledge the support of the Office of Naval Research through grant N00014-95-1-0453.