This design manual is directed toward the needs of practicing engineers and stress analysts. Basic information on the history, philosophy, and theory of fracture mechanics including such topics as common definitions, elastic solutions, plastic zone effects, and both plane strain and plane stress fracture toughness testing are included. However, the major emphasis is placed on applications. A large number of the most applicable solutions presently available for use in fracture mechanics are documented with details covering their application and accuracy. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Missile Research Development & Eng Lab

    Ground Equipment/Materials Directorate, Redstone Arsenal
    Redstone, AL  United States 
  • Authors:
    • SMITH, D G
    • Mullinix, B R
  • Publication Date: 1976-12-16

Media Info

  • Pagination: 238 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RL-77-5 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2002 12:00AM