The first important study of fracture statistics was that of Weibull. His work was based on the tacit assumption that only the component of stress normal to a crack plane contributes to its fracture, and on the use of simple analytical formulas for failure probability. Recent progress in short-term fracture includes the use of more refined fracture criteria and a search for better distribution functions for the frequency of cracks, based on micro-structural considerations. Use of the critical value of strain energy release rate as a fracture criterion leads to improved agreement with experiment. Consideration is also five to the statistics of fracture in static fatigue and in dynamic fracture.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    School of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024
  • Authors:
    • Batdorf, S B
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00168445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCLA-ENG-7759
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2004 12:00AM