SINGULAR ELASTIC SOLUTIONS IN CORNERS AND CRACKS WITH SPRING BOUNDARY CONDITIONS WITH VARYING STIFFNESS [Keynote]
Vladislav ManticDogwood B
Singular elastic solutions in corners and cracks with spring boundary conditions with varying spring stiffness are studied. First, a novel analytic procedure is developed for the antiplane strain case. Then, some general observations obtained are checked for the plane strain case by using a FEM code. Finally, applications of these observations in a suitable computational implementation of the Coupled Criterion of Finite Fracture Mechanics are discussed.