Published Online: 5 January 2004
Page Count: 17
Senior Materials Engineer, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD
President, Phoenix Engineering Associates, Inc., Sykesville, MD
Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
(Received 27 August 2002; accepted 19 August 2003)
In this paper we trace the development of transition fracture toughness models from the landmark paper of Ritchie, Knott, and Rice in 1973 up through the current day. While such models have become considerably more sophisticated since 1973, none have achieved the goal of blindly predicting fracture toughness data. In this paper we suggest one possible way to obtain such a predictive model.
Paper ID: JAI10611