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Published December 1989 | public
Journal Article

On the direct determination of the near-tip stress field for the scattering of SH-waves by a crack


A procedure is given for the direct determination of the near-tip stress field arising from the scattering of a normally incident SH-wave by a crack in a homogeneous, isotropic elastic medium. The analysis, which circumvents the construction of the global solution of the problem, is based on a conservation law associated with the relevant field equation.

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© 1989 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Received 10 February 1988; accepted in revised form 26 September 1988. The authors have had the benefit of several helpful discussions of this subject with Ares J. Rosakis.

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