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Published in International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation 5(4), 347-354, 2004. Copyright (c) 2004 Xiangfa Wu , Yuris A. Dzenis, & Emrah Gokdag. Published by Freund Publishing House Ltd.


Explicit elastic solutions are given for an edge-cracked orthotropic bimaterial butt joint under antiplane singularity of a screw dislocation and a line-force. During the procedure, conformal mapping and known dislocation solution are utilized for constructing the fundamental solution to the present problem. Stress intensity factor (SIF) and energy release rate (ERR) of the edge-cracked butt joint are given in closed-form. In limiting cases, results provided in this work cover those in literature.