Crack Initiation Determination for Three-Point-Bend Specimens

    Volume 35, Issue 3 (May 2007)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 2006

    Page Count: 9


    Džugan, J
    Research Scientist, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dresden,

    Viehrig, H-W
    Senior Research Scientist, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dresden,

    (Received 23 March 2004; accepted 17 February 2006)

    Abstract

    The paper deals with the determination of crack initiation for three-point-bend specimens during fracture toughness testing of materials in the upper transition and upper shelf region. In the presented study various published methods such as the Double Clip Gage Method, the Strain Near to Crack Tip Measurement method, the Double Displacement Method, the Compliance Changing Rate Method, and the Stretch Width Zone measurement were applied together with the methods using the crack extension versus crack mouth opening displacement and force versus displacement for the crack initiation determination. Blunting line based evaluation were also performed and all results were compared. The investigation was carried out on five different steels.


    Paper ID: JTE12611

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12611

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    Title Crack Initiation Determination for Three-Point-Bend Specimens
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    Committee E08