Accession Number : AD0681043

Title :   PROCEDURES FOR FRACTURE TOUGHNESS CHARACTERIZATION AND INTERPRETATIONS TO FAILURE-SAFE DESIGN FOR STRUCTURAL TITANIUM ALLOYS.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Goode,R. J. ; Judy,R. W. , Jr. ; Huber,R. W.

Report Date : 05 DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Interpretations of fracture toughness characteristics, as measured by various test procedures, for solutions of general engineering problems are presented for structural titanium alloys. Analytical procedures evolved from fracture mechanics theory are used for quantitative interpretations of engineering fracture toughness tests. The procedural simplicity of the engineering tests coupled with the analytical capabilities of fracture mechanics theory provides for a significant advancement in failure-safe design procedures for titanium alloys covering the full range of strength levels. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TITANIUM ALLOYS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), PHASE STUDIES, FRACTOGRAPHY, TOUGHNESS, IMPACT TESTS, CRACK PROPAGATION, STRESSES, LOADS(FORCES), NOTCH SENSITIVITY, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), DUCTILE BRITTLE TRANSITION

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE