STP476

    Fracture Toughness Testing

    Published: Jan 1970


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    Abstract

    Fracture toughness testing is a new approach to measuring the specific conditions under which low-ductility fracture will take place as a result of a crack developing in an elastic stress field. It appears to be independent of the type of crack growth. The development of fracture-toughness test procedures is reviewed, and the areas of current interest are identified. Implications to the materials engineer and designer are suggested.

    Keywords:

    fracture, fracture mechanics, fracture toughness, tests, plane strain, specimen design, fatigue (materials), cracking (fracturing), design, stresses


    Author Information:

    Kaufman, J. G.
    Section headPersonal member of ASTM, Aluminum Company of America, New Kensington, Pa.


    Paper ID: STP48457S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP48457S


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