Journal Published Online: 01 March 1981
Volume 9, Issue 2

Review of New Developments in Crack Propagation Studies



The application of fracture mechanics concepts to characterize crack growth at low and high temperatures under cyclic, creep, and creep-fatigue conditions is reviewed. The applicability and limitations of various fracture mechanics techniques in predicting cycle- and time-dependent crack growth are discussed. Also, applications of fracture mechanics to predict the fatigue life of various components and the behavior of cracks at near-threshold conditions are discussed with an emphasis given to the growth of small cracks.

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El Haddad, MH
Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Topper, TH
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont., Canada
Mukherjee, B
Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Pages: 17
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11646J