By Melvin F. Kanninen, Carl H. Popelar
This publication offers an intensive, unified, and up to date method of the nonetheless constructing topic of fracture mechanics from an utilized mechanics standpoint. Progressing from the easy to the extra complex issues, it is going past the good constructed region of linear elastic fracture mechanics to think about the dynamic and elastic-plastic regimes, and in doing so, extends the topic right into a broader diversity of life like engineering purposes.
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A more practical consideration in the application of the Griffith Theory is its apparent restriction to ideally brittle materials. The fracture resistances of engineering structural materials are greater than y by several orders of magnitude. 2-12) constant independent of crack length. 4 The Origins of Fracture Mechanics Despite the theoretical questions that Griffith’s work engenders, it unquestionably was an important first step. Nevertheless, the subject was relatively dormant during the two decades following his work.
5) whose landmark work on glass fibers first appeared Similar results were obtained at about the same time by Kolosov in Russia. 32 Advanced Fracture Mechanics around 1920. 27)fracture remained for some time a scientific curiosity that did not permeate engineering design. One reason may be the apparent non-applicability of the Griffith Theory to engineering materials with fracture resistance values orders of magnitude greater than that of glass. Regardless, this state existed until sometime after the Second World War.
This is an approximation to the N D T that is obtained by Charpy specimen testing. The R T N D T can either exceed the N D T temperature, or be equal to it, but cannot be less. The RTNDT is most useful when insufficient material exists to perform either a fracture experiment or a sufficient number of drop-weight tests to properly determine the NDT. An early fracture control measure was simply to assure that the component operated above the ductile-brittle transition temperature as determined, for example, by Charpy tests.