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    Crack Growth Resistance Curves (R-Curves)- Literature Review

    Published: Jan 1973

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    The development of the concept of crack-growth resistance as a means of characterizing fracture toughness is reviewed. While the first model was proposed in 1954, major developments, experimental determinations, and applications of R-curves date from 1960.


    crack propagation, fracture toughness, fracture strength, fracture tests, aluminum alloys, transition temperature, documents

    Author Information:

    Heyer, RH
    Principal research associate, Armco Steel Corp., Middletown, Ohio

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34704S

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