USE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOELASTICITY IN FRACTURE MECHANICS

THE PHILOSOPHY OF FRACTURE MECHANICS IS REVIEWED AND UTILIZED TO FORMULATE A SIMPLIFIED APPROACH TO THE DETERMINATION OF THE STRESS-INTENSITY FACTOR PHOTOELASTICALLY FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PROBLEMS. THE METHOD INVOLVES A TAYLOR SERIES CORRECTION FOR THE MAXIMUM IN-PLANE SHEAR STRESS (TSCM) AND DOES NOT INVOLVE STRESS SEPARATION. THE RESULTS ARE ILLUSTRATED BY APPLYING THE TSCM TO SURFACE FLAWS IN BENDING FIELDS. OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PROBLEMS SOLVED BY THE TSCM ARE CITED.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 539-44
  • Serial:
    • Experimental Mechanics
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Society for Experimental Mechanics
    • ISSN: 0014-4851

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00210034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM