Vol.8, No.1, 2008, pp.23-32, doi:10.3970/cmc.2008.008.023
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Green's Function for Multilayers with Interfacial Membrane and Flexural Rigidities1
  • B. Yang2, V. K. Tewary3
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901
Materials Reliability Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO 80305
Abstract
A three-dimensional Green's function for a material system consisting of anisotropic and linearly elastic planar multilayers with interfacial membrane and flexural rigidities has been derived. The Stroh formalism and two-dimensional Fourier transforms are applied to derive the general solution for each homogeneous layer. The Green's function for the multilayers is then solved by imposing the surface boundary condition, the interfacial displacement continuity condition, and the interfacial traction discontinuity condition. The last condition is given by the membrane and bending equilibrium equations of the interphases modeled as Kirchhoff plates. Numerical results that demonstrate the validity and efficiency of the formulation are presented for the case of a stack of silicon thin films embedded in epoxy.
Keywords
anisotropic elasticity, Fourier transform, Green's function, interface, interphase, Kirchhoff plate, membrane, multilayers, Stroh formalism.
Cite This Article
Yang, B., Tewary, V. K. (2008). Green's Function for Multilayers with Interfacial Membrane and Flexural Rigidities1. CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, 8(1), 23–32.