Accession Number : AD0626986

Title :   THE THICKNESS EFFECT AND PLASTIC FLOW IN CRACKED PLATES.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. for Dec 60-Jun 64,

Corporate Author : FIRESTONE FLIGHT SCIENCES LAB CALIF INST OF TECH PASADENA

Personal Author(s) : Swedlow,Jerold L.

Report Date : OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : In structure having high strength/weight ratios, the presence of material or mechanical imperfections can reduce the capability of the structure to perform as intended. Although large flaws can be detected and repaired, the possibility of smaller ones which might trigger fracture must be taken into account. Integrity of the overall structure therefore rests upon the ability to predict that size and geometry which can become critical when subjected to design stresses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METAL PLATES, FRACTURE(MECHANICS)), (*FRACTURE(MECHANICS), METAL PLATES), (*TITANIUM ALLOYS, FRACTURE(MECHANICS)), THICKNESS, CREEP, DEFORMATION, STRESSES, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), ELASTIC PROPERTIES, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, VANADIUM ALLOYS, CHROMIUM ALLOYS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE