STP1131: Experimental Determination of Fracture Parameters in Three-Dimensional Problems

    Smith, CW
    Alumni professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

    Pages: 14    Published: Jan 1992


    Two established optical methods are described briefly with refinements to allow accurate near-tip measurements for three-dimensional cracked body problems. Several illustrations of their use are presented and compared with numerical results.


    stress-intensity factors, three-dimensional photoelasticity, moiré interferometry, dominant eigenvalues, fracture mechanics, fatigue (materials)

    Paper ID: STP23693S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23693S

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