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    Critical Appraisal of Fracture Mechanics

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    A critical review of the basic premises of fracture mechanics is presented. The applicability of the theoretical concepts developed by Griffith and considerably expanded by Irwin and co-workers to materials testing and the determination of a unique and characteristic value of “fracture toughness” is examined. Finally, the usefulness and limitations of sharp crack fracture mechanics to the solution of engineering design problems are discussed.

    Author Information:

    Weiss, V
    Associate professor of metallurgy, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y.

    Yukawa, S
    Manager, Metallurgy, Materials and Processes LaboratoryGeneral Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26582S