SIZE EFFECT IN BRITTLE FRACTURE OF NOTCHED STEEL PLATES IN TENSION
Direct experimental evidence is presented here to support the hypothesis that A Griffith-type theory is not the critical condition for the initiation of brittle fracture in steel plates. The data indicate almost complete size independence for notched, compressively prestrained, Project E steel specimens of 6-2/3 in., 10 in., and 20 in. widths, which had geometrically similar dimensions in the plane of the plate but were of the same thickness.
Brown UniversityProvidence, RI USA 02912
Ship Structure CommitteeNational Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA 20418
- Ludley, J H
- Drucker, D C
- Publication Date: 1961-11-24
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Cracking; Fracture mechanics; Notch tests; Plate bearing test
- Identifier Terms: Ship Structure Committee
- Uncontrolled Terms: Crack initiation; Crack propagation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00331921
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Ship Structure Committee
- Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-135 Prog Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NObs-78440, NObs-72046
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM