A general formulation for evaluating the T-stress at crack tips in a curved crack is introduced. In the formulation, a singular integral equation with the distribution of dislocation along the curve is suggested. For a slightly curved crack, a small parameter is generally assumed for the crack configuration. By using the assumption for the small parameter, the perturbation method is suggested and it reduces the singular integral equation into many successive singular integral equations. If the cracked plate has a remote loading and the curve configuration is a quadratic function, the mentioned successive singular integral equations can be solved in a closed form. Therefore, the solution for the T-stress in a closed form is obtained. The obtained results for T-stress are shown by figures. It is found that if the involved parameter is not too small, the influence of the curve configuration is significant. Comparison for T-stresses obtained from a quadratic-shaped curved crack and an arc crack is presented. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Chen, Y. Z., Lin, X. Y., & Wang, Z. X. (2008). T-stress evaluation for slightly curved crack using perturbation method. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45(1), 211–224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2007.07.020