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Published in Archive of Applied Mechanics 72 (2002), pp. 630–636; doi 10.1007/s00419-002-0240-y Copyright © 2002 Springer-Verlag. Used by permission.


This paper is concerned with a semi-infinite interfacial crack between two bonded dissimilar elastic strips with equal thickness. Solutions for the complex stress intensity factor (SIF) and energy release rate (ERR) are obtained in closed form under in-plane deformations. During the procedure, the mixed boundary-value problem is reduced by means of the conformal mapping technique to the standard Riemann–Hilbert problem. In some limiting cases, the present solutions can cover the results found in literature.