Accession Number : AD0713148

Title :   FRACTURE MECHANICS FOR DESIGN AND FAILURE ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV N Y METALLURGICAL RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Weiss,Volker

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The present paper is a brief review of how fracture mechanics can be applied to design and failure analysis with particular reference to peak performance structures. After a review of the foundations of fracture mechanics, a description of the testing procedures to obtain the material characteristics, which are to be used in the material selection, the design and failure analysis is given. Finally, a number of examples representative of how this new discipline of fracture mechanics can be applied to design and failure analysis and the general areas where an extension of the new discipline appears most desirable, are outlined.

Descriptors :   (*FRACTURE(MECHANICS), ALLOYS), FAILURE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), NOTCH TOUGHNESS, CRACK PROPAGATION, STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), YIELD POINT

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE