- Volume 2 Issue 3
The effect of plastic deformation in an interfacial crack is considered. Yield zones are assumed to have the form of a strip along the interface. The crack is subjected to mode III loads at infinity and lies along the interface of two semi-infinite planes with different material properties. The size of the yield zones, the relation between the size of the yield zone and CTOD are obtained in a closed form solution. The J integral also can be obtained in a closed form Solution.