STP1131

    Analysis of Growing Ductile Cracks Using Computer Image Processing

    Published: Jan 1992


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    Abstract

    This paper is concerned with a study of growing crack-tip behaviors in ductile materials using the hybrid experimental and numerical method by means of a computer image processing technique.

    Here, a displacement field near a crack tip is first measured by the image processing technique. Combined with a finite element technique, the strain, the stress, the near-crack-tip J-integral, and the crack-tip singular field are evaluated from the measured displacement field. In this procedure, elastic unloading phenomena occurring around a growing crack tip, which may play important roles in the near-crack-tip behaviors, are also evaluated and are taken into account in evaluating the near-crack-tip J-integral.

    The present method is applied to the analyses of a growing ductile crack in a tensile (CT) specimen made of Type 304 stainless steel. The transition behaviors of the crack-tip singular field, the elastic unloading, and the near-crack-tip J-integral in accordance with crack growth are discussed in detail through the comparison between experimental and theoretical results.

    Keywords:

    fracture mechanics, fatigue (materials), ductile crack growth, image processing, compact tension specimens, stainless steels, J, -integral, elastic unloading effects, crack-tip be-havior, HRR singular field


    Author Information:

    Yagawa, G
    Professor, associate professor, and graduate students, University of Tokyo, Tokyo,

    Yoshimura, S
    Professor, associate professor, and graduate students, University of Tokyo, Tokyo,

    Yoshioka, A
    Professor, associate professor, and graduate students, University of Tokyo, Tokyo,

    Pyo, C-R
    Professor, associate professor, and graduate students, University of Tokyo, Tokyo,


    Paper ID: STP23710S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP23710S


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