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    Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics: 33rd Volume

    Reuter WG, Piascik RS
    Published: 2003

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    The latest volume in this ongoing series provides thirty-eight peer-reviewed papers that examine the latest worldwide research related to fatigue and fracture.

    The first paper, authored by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus Frank McClintock, provides a description of slip-line fracture mechanics (SLFM) and its application to fracture problems. SLFM is expected to fill some of the gap for materials/conditions where J-integral no longer applies (too much ductility and/or too much crack growth) and plastic collapse.

    The remaining papers are broadly grouped into the following categories:

    Practical Applications--describes and discusses the damage caused by the Northridge earthquake. It also covers the use of fracture mechanics based techniques developed in Europe to predict structural integrity, the effects of hydrogen or fatigue on sub-critical crack growth, and material selection based on structural performance. This section includes specific examples of structural problems.

    Constraint Effects and Fracture of Welds--explores the effects of constraint, including crack-front stress fields, plane-strain fracture toughness/constraint to predict the applied stress-intensity factor/constraint, the location around the perimeter where crack growth initiation will occur, and T-stress in analyses of fracture toughness data. This section also examines welds, including the role of localized plasticity and crack-tip constraint in under matched welds, cleavage fracture in welds, fabrication history relative to weld fracture and durability, and creep-crack growth.

    Fatigue--covers the uncertainty of fatigue crack growth rates and the applied stress-intensity factor ranges, load interactions on the growth of small cracks, mean stress effects on fatigue crack growth rates, the fatigue crack growth mechanisms in alumina at high temperatures, frequency effects, non-planar crack growth, and corrosion fatigue.

    Assorted Topics--discusses aspects of crack closure, problems related to the ductile-brittle transition zone, decohesion and crack initiation, crack arrest toughness in ferritic steels, cracks with multiple kinks, and an innovative method for measuring fracture toughness.

    Table of Contents

    Slip Line Fracture Mechanics: A New Regime of Fracture Mechanics

    Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Moment Frame Connections Under Seismic Loading (Northridge Earthquake)

    A Structural Integrity Procedure Arising from the SINTAP Project

    Failure Beneath Cannon Thermal Barrier Coatings by Hydrogen Cracking; Mechanisms and Modeling

    Experiences and Modeling of Hydrogen Cracking in a Thick-Walled Pressure Vessel

    High Cycle Fatigue Threshold in the Presence of Naturally Initiated Small Surface Cracks

    Effects of Thermomechanical Fatigue Loading on Damage Evolution and Lifetime of a Coated Super Alloy

    A Hybrid Approach for Subsurface Crack Analyses in Railway Wheels under Rolling Contact Loads

    Cell Model Predictions of Ductile Fracture in Damaged Pipelines

    Multiaxial Fatigue Analysis of Interference-Fit Steel Fasteners in Aluminum Al 2024-T3 Specimens

    Applications of Scaling Models and the Weibull Stress to the Determination of Structural Performance-Based Material Screening Criteria

    Plane Stress Mixed Mode Crack-Tip Stress Fields Characterized by a Triaxial Stress Parameter and a Plastic Deformation Extent Based Characteristic Length

    Constraint Effect on 3-D Crack-Front Stress Fields in Elastic-Plastic Thin Plates

    Analysis of Brittle Fracture in Surface-Cracked Plates Using Constraint-Corrected Stress Fields

    Application of a T-Stress Based Constraint Correction to A533B Steel Fracture Toughness Data

    The Effect of Localized Plasticity and Crack Tip Constraint in Undermatched Welds

    Modeling of Cleavage Fracture in Connections of Welded Steel Moment Resistant Frames

    The Importance of Material Fabrication History on Weld Fracture and Durability

    Creep Crack Growth in the Base Metal and a Weld Joint of X20CrMoV 12 1 Steel Under Two-Step Loading

    Analytical and Experimental Study of Fracture in Bend Specimens Subjected to Local Compression

    Application of Uncertainty Methodologies to Measured Fatigue Crack Growth Rates and Stress Intensity Factor Ranges

    Load Interaction Effects on Small Crack Growth Behavior in PH13-8Mo Stainless Steel

    Mean Stress Effects on the High Cycle Fatigue Limit Stress in Ti-6Al-4V

    Experiments and Analysis of Mean Stress Effects on Fatigue for SAE1045 Steels

    Fatigue Crack Growth Mechanisms in Alumina at High Temperature

    Frequency Effects on Fatigue Behavior and Temperature Evolution of Steels

    Effect of Transient Loads on Fatigue Crack Growth in Mill Annealed Ti-62222 at -54, 25, and 175°C

    Propagation of Non-Planar Fatigue Cracks: Experimental Observations and Numerical Simulations

    Corrosion Fatigue Behavior of 17-4 PH Stainless Steel in Different Tempers

    Plasticity and Roughness Closure Interactions Near the Fatigue Crack Growth Threshold

    An Extension of Uniaxial Crack-Closure Analysis to Multiaxial Fatigue

    Dynamic Fracture Toughness Measurements in the Ductile-to- Brittle Region Using Small Specimens

    A Model for Predicting Fracture Toughness of Steels in the Transition Region from Hardness

    Results from the MPC Cooperative Test Program on the Use of Precracked Charpy Specimens for T0 Determination

    Simulation of Grain Boundary Decohesion and Crack Initiation in Aluminum Microstructure Models

    A Physics-Based Model for the Crack Arrest Toughness of Ferritic Steels

    An Analytical Method for Studying Cracks with Multiple Kinks

    An Innovative Technique for Measuring Fracture Toughness of Metallic and Ceramic Materials

    Committee: E08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1417-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5472-8

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2899-6