STP631

    Fracture Mechanics in the Elastic-Plastic Regime

    Published: Jan 1977


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    Abstract

    The objective of this paper is to present, as simply as possible, an explanation of the J-integral methods of elastic-plastic fracture mechanics. Its rationale as an extension of the linear-elastic fracture mechanics is emphasized. Other methods, such as crack-opening displacement and equivalent-energy methods, are contrasted with the J-integral methods for both analysis and applications to material characterization. Finally, the broad applicability and usefulness of the J-integral methods are also emphasized.

    Keywords:

    crack propagation, fractures (materials), fatigue (materials), creep properties, plastic properties


    Author Information:

    Paris, PC
    Professor of mechanics, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.


    Paper ID: STP35529S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35529S


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