SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

Experimental Determination of Fracture Parameters in Three-Dimensional Problems


Two established optical methods are described briefly with refinements to allow accurate near-tip measurements for three-dimensional cracked body problems. Several illustrations of their use are presented and compared with numerical results.

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Smith, CW
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 5–18
DOI: 10.1520/STP23693S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5193-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1440-1