Three wrong expressions in the paper (1) have been found. Equations (4) and (5) in the paper are written in the forms
(1)
(2)
(3)

1 Complex potentials suggested by Muskhelishvili should be an analytic function (2). However, since the argument $z¯$ is involved in the second term of $ψIIz$ in Eq. (1), $ψIIz$ cannot be an analytic function. Therefore, $ψIIz$ in Eq. (1) is a wrong expression.

2 In the complex variable function method, the displacement components can be expressed as (2)
(4)
where G is the shear modulus of elasticity, $κ=3−ν/1+ν$ is for the plane stress problem, $κ=3−4ν$ is for the plane strain problem, and ν is the Poisson’s ratio, and $φz$ and $ψz$ are two analytic functions.

Equation (4) reveals a rule that in a real displacement expression of plane elasticity, if the function after the elastic constant κ is $φz,$ the term after z in Eq. (4) should be $−φ′z¯.$

On the other hand, from Eq. (4) we have
(5)
Therefore, from Eqs. (2) and (5), the displacement components in Eq. (2) can be expressed as
(6)
From the fact that
(7)
and the rule mentioned above, the displacements $uII$ and $vII$ shown in Eq. (2) are not an elasticity solution. Therefore, the displacement shown in Eq. (2) is also a wrong expression.
3 In Eq. (3) an indefinite integral is used to express the stress components. In the continuum medium of elastic body, the integral should be path-independent. Also, it is well known that if a function $Fx,y$
(8)
is a path independent integral, the following condition must be satisfied:
(9)
If Eq. (3) were true, substituting $px,y=−σij,y/2$ and $qx,y=σij,x/2$ into Eq. (9) yields the following:
(10)
However, the stress components $σij$ are not a harmonic function in general. Thus, the $σijII$ shown by Eq. (3) is also a wrong expression.
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