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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brown University

    Providence, RI  United States  02912

    Ship Structure Committee

    National Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Authors:
    • Ludley, J H
    • Drucker, D C
  • Publication Date: 1961-11-24

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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