TOWARDS ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF CRACK FRONT CURVATURE (CFC)

Crack front curvature (CFC) is shown to affect the K calibration of four special geometries for which analysis is currently practicable. The inference is drawn that assuming straight crack fronts in, say, test specimens having non-zero CFC may be non-conservative; the aim of this paper is to initiate further investigation of the effects of CFC. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 79-89

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  • Accession Number: 00262236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM