Accession Number : AD0701740

Title :   ON THE BENDING OF CRACKED PLATES.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Feb-Aug 69

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Sve,Charles ; Keer,L. M.

Report Date : 28 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : An analysis that predicts the deflections of cracked plates is presented. Each problem is formulated in terms of dual series equations and reduced by standard techniques to a Fredholm integral equation that is solved numerically. Three cases are considered: two external cracks, crack in center of plate, and one external crack. Numerical results are included for the strain energy and the stress intensity factor. Comparison of results demonstrates the importance of geometry to these problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METAL PLATES, CRACKS), (*CRACK PROPAGATION, PREDICTIONS), DEFLECTION, LOADS(FORCES), SHEAR STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), BENDING, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE