Editor(s): J.A. Joyce
This manual will help you develop elastic-plastic fracture toughness data in accordance with the ASTM Test Method for J-Integral Characterization of Fracture Toughness (E 1737) and ASTM Test Method for Crack-Tip Opening Displacement (CTOD) FractureToughness Measurement (E 1290).
9 chapters provide guidance and instruction on equipment apparatus, test fixtures, transducers, test setup, test procedure, and data analysis. Through the use of test examples, example calculations, photographs of test apparatus and fracture samples, as well as expert advice and reference to papers in the literature describing various test techniques, MNL 27 gives you the next-best thing to hands-on training.
The chapters are organized sequentially, just as you would proceed to develop a laboratory capability to accomplish these fracture mechanics tests: Overview of Elastic-Plastic Analysis Apparatus Specimen Preparation Basic Test Procedure Advanced Test Procedure Qualification of the Test Results Future Developments in Elastic-Plastic Fracture Testing Appendix A: Software Listings (includes the text of an interactive unloading compliance data acquisition program written in Microsoft QuickBASIC) Appendix B: ASTM Fracture Test Standards.
For mechanical and materials engineers; nuclear, civil, and aerospace structures engineers. Also for lab technicians and test mechanics.