A piezoelectric screw dislocation near a wedge-shaped bi-material interface

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2041-2056
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes


The electro-elastic stress field due to a piezoelectric screw dislocation near the tip of a wedge-shaped bi-material interface is derived. The screw dislocation is subjected to a line charge and a line force at the core. The explicit closed-form analytical solutions for the stress field are derived by means of the complex variable and conformal mapping methods. The stress and electric intensity factors of the wedge tip induced by the dislocation and the image force acting on the dislocation are also formulated and calculated. The influence of the wedge angle and the different bi-material constant combinations on the image force is discussed. Numerical results for three particular wedge angles are calculated and compared. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Dislocation, Force on dislocation, Interaction, Stress and electric intensity factor, Wedge-shaped interface