A brief historical review of surface-crack testing and analysis is given together with some examples of service failures due to surface cracks. The factors which complicate the analysis and interpretation of surface-crack fracture data are discussed. Current efforts to develop consensus recommendations for tensile testing of surface-crack specimens are summarized. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conf-Presented at Mater. Eng. Ann. Meeting of the Am. Soc. For Metals, Detroit, 21-24 Oct. 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lewis Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44135
  • Authors:
    • Orange, T W
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E-8163
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM