FUNDAMENTALS OF THE STATISTICAL THEORY OF FRACTURE
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.
- Sponsored by the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research.
University of California, Los AngelesSchool of Architecture and Urban Planning
Los Angeles, CA USA 90024
- Batdorf, S B
- Publication Date: 1977-7
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Cracking; Defects; Failure; Fracture mechanics; Structural deterioration and defects
- Uncontrolled Terms: Crack initiation
- Old TRIS Terms: Statistical failure theory
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00168445
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: UCLA-ENG-7759
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 2004 12:00AM