Associate professor of metallurgy, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y.
Manager, Metallurgy, Materials and Processes LaboratoryGeneral Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y.
Pages: 22 Published: Jan 1965
A critical review of the basic premises of fracture mechanics is presented. The applicability of the theoretical concepts developed by Griffith and considerably expanded by Irwin and co-workers to materials testing and the determination of a unique and characteristic value of “fracture toughness” is examined. Finally, the usefulness and limitations of sharp crack fracture mechanics to the solution of engineering design problems are discussed.
Paper ID: STP26582S