Accession Number : AD0682977

Title :   CRACK PROPAGATION RATE IN 7075-T6 PLATES UNDER TENSILE AND TRANSVERSE SHEAR LOADINGS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Iida,Soushiro ; Kobayashi,A. S.

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Crack propagation rate in 7075-T6 tension plates was determined for central cracks initially oriented in 45 degrees, 60 degrees, and 90 degrees, to the width direction of the tension plates which were loaded cyclically. Opening and sliding mode of stress intensity factors, K sub 1 and K sub 2, were determined by the method of direct stiffness for curved cracks generated from these initially slanted cracks. Crack propagation rates, Delta a/Delta N, were then plotted against the maximum opening mode of stress intensity factor, K sub 1, in the presence of sliding mode of stress intensity factor, K sub 2. Comparison between the corresponding crack propagation rate in control specimens without K sub 2 showed that the propagation rate is definitely increased in the presence of K sub 2. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALUMINUM ALLOYS, CRACK PROPAGATION), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), METAL PLATES, STRESSES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE