Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

41, 2, pp. 241-269, Warsaw 2003

Fundamental solutions related to thermal stress intensity factors of modes I and II – the axially symmetric problem

Bogdan Rogowski
This elaboration considers the crack problems for infinite thermoelastic solids subjected to steady temperature or heat flux. The crack faces are assumed to be insulated. Green's functions are obtained for the thermal stress intensity factors of modes I and II. The Green's functions are defined as a solution to the problem of a thermoelastic transversely isotropic solid with a penny-shaped or an external crack under general axisymmetric thermal loadings acting along a circumference on the plane parallel to the crack plane.
Keywords: thermoelasticity; anisotropy; crack problems; Green's functions; stress intensity factors of mode I and II