Inplane deformation of a circular inhomogeneity with imperfect interface
The plane elastic problem of a circular inhomogeneity with an imperfect interface of spring-constant-type is reduced to the solution of a Somigliana dislocation problem, when the solution for the corresponding problem with a perfect interface is known. The Burger's vector of the Somigliana dislocation is cetermined so that its components satisfy two interfacial conditions involving the traction components of the corresponding problem with a perfect interface. Employing complex variables, a two-phase potential solution to the Somigliana dislocation inhomogeneity problem is developed for a general form of the Burger's vector. Detailed results are reported for a uniform eigenstrain in the inhomogeneity, and for a remote uniform heat flow in the matrix. In the latter case, the inhomogeneity behaves as a void, when it begins to slide. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.