Journal Published Online: 01 March 1999
Volume 27, Issue 2

A Back-Faced Strain Compliance Expression for the Compact Tension Specimen



A numerically generated expression to determine crack length in a compact tension specimen from back-faced strain compliance is presented. The numerically generated back-faced strain expression is bounded by two experimentally determined expressions previously published in the literature. Additionally, stress intensity factor and crack-mouth opening expressions are determined. These expressions agree well with previously published results.

Author Information

Riddell, WT
U.S. DOT/Volpe Center, Cambridge, MA
Piascik, RS
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
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Stock #: JTE12057J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE12057J