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Three-dimensional Green's functions for two-dimensional quasi-crystal bimaterials

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Gao, Y.; Ricoeur, A.
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Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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Owing to their specific structure, which can neither be classified as crystalline nor amorphous, quasi-crystals (QCs) exhibit properties that are interesting to both material science and mathematical physics or continuum mechanics. Within the framework of a mathematical theory of elasticity, one major focus is on features evolving from the coupling of phonon and phason fields, which is not observed in classical crystalline or amorphous materials. This paper deals with the problems of combinations of point phonon forces and point phason forces, which are applied to the interior of infinite solids and bimaterial solids of two-dimensional hexagonal QCs. By using the general solution of QCs, a series of displacement functions is adopted to obtain the analytical results when the two half-spaces are supposed to be ideally bonded or to be in smooth contact. In the final expressions, we provide three-dimensional Green's functions for infinite bimaterial QC solids in the closed form, which are very convenient to be used in the study of dislocations, cracks and inhomogeneities of the new solid phase. Furthermore, the paper is concluded by a discussion of some special cases, in which Green's functions for infinite transversely isotropic solids and Green's functions for a half-space with free or fixed boundary are given.

bimaterials, Green's functions, interface, two-dimensional hexagonal quasi-crystal


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