Accession Number : AD0620118

Title :   RATE OF GROWTH OF FATIGUE CRACKS AS CALCULATED FROM THE THEORY OF INFINITESTIMAL DISLOCATIONS DISTRIBUTED ON A PLANE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Weertman,J.

Report Date : 02 AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The Bilby, Cottrell and Swinden crack theory is applied to the problem of the growth of fatigue cracks. It is found that if a total critical displacement is adopted as the fracture criterion, the theory leads to observed growth laws. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FRACTURE(MECHANICS), THEORY), FATIGUE(MECHANICS), CRYSTAL DEFECTS, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, STRESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE