The transient response of bonded piezoelectric and elastic half space with multiple interfacial collinear cracks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-27
Journal / PublicationActa Mechanica
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


This paper investigates the dynamic behavior of a bonded piezoelectric and elastic half space containing multiple interfacial collinear cracks subjected to transient electro-mechanical loads. Both the permeable and impermeable boundary conditions are examined and discussed. Based on the use of integral transform techniques, the problem is reduced to a set of singular integral equations, which can be solved using Chebyshev polynomial expansions. Numerical results are provided to show the effect of the geometry of interacting collinear cracks, the applied electric fields, and the electric boundary conditions along the crack faces on the resulting dynamic stress intensity and electric displacement intensity factors.