The paper presents a semi-analytical method for solving the problem of two joined, dissimilar isotropic elastic half-planes, one of which contains a large number of arbitrary located, non-overlapping, perfectly bonded circular elastic inhomogeneities. In general, the inhomogeneities may have different elastic properties and sizes. The analysis is based on a solution of a complex singular integral equation with the unknown tractions at each circular boundary approximated by a truncated complex Fourier series. A system of linear algebraic equations is obtained by using a Taylor series expansion. Apart from round-off, the only errors introduced into the solution are due to truncation of the Fourier series. The resulting semi-analytical method allows one to calculate the elastic fields everywhere in the half-planes and inside the inhomogeneities. Numerical examples are included to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.
- Bonded half-planes
- Complex singular integral equation
- Multiple circular inhomogeneities