Accession Number : AD0669531

Title :   CRACK EXTENSION BY ALTERNATING SHEAR,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH SOLID STATE PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : McClintock,F. A. ; Pelloux,R. M. N.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A comparison of the slip line flow field at the tip of a sharp crack and of a blunted crack shows that a sharp crack can be extended by alternating shear until it becomes blunted. Crack tip blunting is associated with high strain concentration and fracture by hole growth and coalescence. Crack extension by alternating shear has been obtained in fully plastic, plane strain sharply notched, singly and doubly grooved tensile specimens. Electron fractography shows crack extension by alternating shear at the tip of cleavage and fatigue cracks. It is shown that fatigue crack propagation is the result of repeated cyclic crack extension by alternating shear. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CRACK PROPAGATION, ALLOYS), (*FRACTURE(MECHANICS), ALLOYS), SURFACE PROPERTIES, SHEAR STRESSES, DUCTILITY, RUPTURE, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), ALUMINUM ALLOYS, TITANIUM ALLOYS, STEEL, COPPER

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE