ELASTIC-PLASTIC FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF CRACK TIP FIELDS UNDER BIAXIAL LOADING CONDITIONS

A square plate containing a central crack and subjected to biaxial stresses has been studied by a finite element analysis. An elastic analysis shows that the crack opening displacement and stress of separation ahead of the crack tip are not affected by the mode of biaxial loading and therefore the stress intensity factor adequately describes the crack tip states in an elastic continuum. An elastic- plastic analysis involving more than localized yielding at the crack tip provides different solutions of crack tip stress fields and crack face displacements for the different modes of biaxial loading. The equi-biaxial loading mode causes the greatest separation stress but the smallest plastic shear and crack displacement. The shear loading system induces the maximum size of shear and crack displacement but the smallest value of crack tip separation stress.

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    Wolters-Noordhoff N.V.

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  • Authors:
    • Miller, K J
    • Kfouri, A P
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 393-404
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  • Accession Number: 00072925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM