STP1171

    Constraint Effects in Fracture

    Hackett EM, Schwalbe K-H, Dodds RH
    Published: 1993


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    Highlights include:

    • A Framework for Quantifying Crack Tip Constraint

    • Constraint and Toughness Parameterized by T

    • An Experimental Investigation of the T Stress Approach

    • Statistical Aspects of Constraint with Emphasis on Testing and Analysis of Laboratory Specimens in the Transition Region

    • Predictions of Specimen Size Dependence on Fracture Toughness for Cleavage and Ductile Tearing


    Table of Contents

    Overview

    A Framework for Quantifying Crack Tip Constraint

    Constraint and Toughness Parameterized by T

    Effect of Stress State on the Ductile Fracture Behavior of Large-Scale Specimens

    Quantitative Assessment of the Role of Crack Tip Constraint on Ductile Tearing

    Effect of Constraint on Specimen Dimensions Needed to Obtain Structurally Relevant Toughness Measures

    Influence of Crack Depth on the Fracture Toughness of Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel

    On the Two-Parameter Characterization of Elastic-Plastic Crack-Front Fields in Surface-Cracked Plates

    Lower-Bound Initiation Toughness with a Modified-Charpy Specimen

    Energy Dissipation Rate and Crack Opening Angle Analyses of Fully Plastic Ductile Tearing

    An Experimental Study to Determine the Limits of CTOD Controlled Crack Growth

    Specimen Size Effects on J-R Curves for RPV Steels

    Effects of Crack Depth and Mode of Loading on the J-R Curve Behavior of a High-Strength Steel

    Statistical Aspects of Constraint with Emphasis on Testing and Analysis of Laboratory Specimens in the Transition Region

    Thickness Constraint Loss by Delamination and Pop-In Behavior

    Size Limits for Brittle Fracture Toughness of Bend Specimens

    Influence of Out-of-Plane Loading on Crack Tip Constraint

    Influence of Stress State and Specimen Size on Creep Rupture of Similar and Dissimilar Welds

    Use of Thickness Reduction to Estimate Fracture Toughness

    An Investigation of Size and Constraint Effects on Ductile Crack Growth

    Assessing a Material's Susceptibility to Constraint and Thickness Using Compact Tension Specimens

    Influence of Specimen Size on J-, Jm- and δ5-R-Curves for Side-Grooved Compact-Tension Specimens

    Predictions of Specimen Size Dependence on Fracture Toughness for Cleavage and Ductile Tearing

    An Experimental Investigation of the T Stress Approach

    Author Index

    Subject Index


    Committee: E08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1171-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5229-8

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1481-4

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    STP1171-EB