Dynamic failure of bimaterial interfaces

A. J. Rosakis, J. Lambros, C. F. Shih

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Some results of high speed interferometric measurements on dynamically propagating interfacial cracks are presented. PMMA/Steel bimaterial specimens of the three point bend type are used. Issues regarding data analysis are discussed. The effects of the near-tip three-dimensionality are analyzed. In addition the interpretation of the obtained interferograms using transient elastodynamic crack tip fields is seen to be necessary for the accurate analysis of optical data obtained in this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrasonic Characterization and Mechanics of Interfaces
EditorsDennis A. Siginer, William E. VanArsdale, Cengiz M. Altan, Andreas N. Alexandrou
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0791810437
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1993Dec 3 1993

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
ISSN (Print)0160-8835


OtherProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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