STP711: Experimental Analysis of Dynamic Effects in Different Crack Arrest Test Specimens

    Kalthoff, JF
    Physicists, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik, Freiburg,

    Beinert, J
    Physicists, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik, Freiburg,

    Winkler, S
    Physicists, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik, Freiburg,

    Klemm, W
    Physicists, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik, Freiburg,

    Pages: 19    Published: Jan 1980


    Abstract

    For different crack arrest test specimens, the influence of dynamic effects on the crack arrest process is investigated. Utilizing the shadow optical method of caustics, actual dynamic stress-intensity factors directly before, at, and after arrest were measured. In the first part of the investigation, specimens made from the model material Araldite B were analyzed. It was found that the dynamic effects, that is, the difference between statically and dynamically determined crack arrest stress-intensity factors, are largest for longitudinal wedge-loaded rectangular double cantilever beam specimens, considerably smaller for machine-loaded tapered double cantilever beam specimens, and smallest for transverse wedge-loaded compact specimens. In the second part of the paper, the behavior of arresting cracks in high-strength steel specimens was investigated. The overall dynamic effects on the crack arrest process were found to be similar to those in Araldite B, but in steel the oscillation of the dynamic stress-intensity factor after arrest shows higher-frequency disturbances and is damped out only after much longer times.

    Keywords:

    stress analysis, photoelasticity, crack propagation, crack arrest, dynamic stress intensity, fracture criterion, fracture properties, dynamic fracture toughness


    Paper ID: STP27443S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27443S


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