The 30 papers in this publication represent the 1976 state of the art in analytical and experimental research in the field of fracture mechanics. The contents show that research is continuing in the areas of elastic-plastic behavior; toughness characterization of low-strength, high-toughness materials; environmental and residual-stress effects on crack initiation and propagation; and crack propagation under variable-amplitude loading. Fracture and fatigue behavior for cracks in regions of strain concentration and correlation between fracture-mechanics data and data obtained from rapid tests are areas of research receiving increased emphasis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Tenth National Symposium on Fracture Mechanics, sponsored by ASTM Committee E-24 on Fracture Testing of Metals, American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, Pa, August 23-25, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

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  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 519 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASTM STP 631
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM