STP637: Analysis and Investigation of Small Flaws

    Talug, A
    Instructor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, and chairman, Materials Engineering Group, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va

    Reifsnider, K
    Instructor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, and chairman, Materials Engineering Group, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va

    Pages: 16    Published: Jan 1977


    Abstract

    Stress analysis of a single-edge-cracked specimen under uniaxial tension is performed by employing a Williams stress function and the boundary point collocation method. Full-field and singular stress fields are analyzed for small and large cracks, and it is shown that the inclusion of the nonsingular stresses in the description of the state of stress in the vicinity of the crack tip becomes significantly more important as the crack length decreases.

    Keywords:

    stresses, strains, fatigue, defects


    Paper ID: STP27989S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27989S


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