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    Constraint Effects in Fracture Theory and Applicatons: Second Volume

    Kirk M, Bakker A
    Published: 1995

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    Features innovative approaches for assessing the fracture integrity of cracked structures and understanding constraint effects on fracture.

    23 comprehensive papers from leading experts in Europe and the United States cover the following topics: Two Parameter Constraint Theories • Crack Growth Modeling • Micromechanical Approaches • Experimental Validation of Constraint Models •Application of Constraint Models.

    Table of Contents

    Cleavage Fracture Quantified by J and A2

    Variations of a Global Constraint Factor in Cracked Bodies Under Tension and Bending Loads

    Limits of J-T Characterization of Elastic—Plastic Crack—Tip Fields

    A Numerical Study on the Influence of Geometry Variations on Stable Crack Growth in CT Specimens for Different Materials

    Numerical Simulation of Stable Crack Growth in Fracture Mechanics Specimens

    Numerical Modeling of Ductile Tearing Effects on Cleavage Fracture Toughness

    The Role of Geometry and Crack Growth on Constraint and Implications for Ductile/Brittle Fracture

    Modeling Crack Growth Resistance Using Computational Cells with Microstructurally—Based Length Scales

    Prediction of Cleavage Fracture in the Brittle to Ductile Transition Region of a Ferritic Steel

    The Second Parameter in J-R Curves: Constraint or Triaxiality ?

    Application of the Gurson Model to Ductile Tearing Resistance

    Fracture Toughness Measurements Using Small Cracked Round Bars

    Experimental Investigation of Fracture Toughness Scaling Models

    The Effect of Constraint Due to Out-of-Plane Stress Field on Fracture of Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel--An Experimental and Numerical Study

    The Influence of Plasticity and Geometry on the Mixed Mode Fracture of PMMA

    Constraint Effects on the Upper Shelf in Cracked Welded Specimens

    Constraint Effects in Testing Different Curved Geometries of Zr-2.5Nb Pressure Tube Material

    A Comparison of J and CTOD as Elastic-Plastic Fracture Characterizing Parameters

    Size and Deformation Limits to Maintain Constraint in KIc and Jc Testing of Bend Specimens

    Constraint and Statistical Adjustment Models Applied to Transition Fracture Toughness Data

    Interpretation of Constraint Effects Under PTS Conditions Based on J-Q Fracture Methodology

    Application of J-Q Fracture Methodology to the Analysis of Thermal-Shock Experiment TSE-5A

    Validity of Small Specimen Fracture Toughness Estimates Neglecting Constraint Corrections

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: E08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1244-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5305-9

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2013-6