Accession Number : AD0740179

Title :   Brittle Fracture of Solids.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 71-30 Apr 72,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF MATERIALS

Personal Author(s) : Kamdar,M. H. ; Ono,K.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : In developing a criterion for complete fracture of a solid, it is considered necessary to decide whether a crack, once nucleated, will spread throughout the solid, and this problem has been the salient part of more important theories of brittle fracture. For solids in which a crack initiates and propagates in the same Stroh and Smith have derived from theoretical considerations a condition for nucleation controlled fracture. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ZINC, EMBRITTLEMENT), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), CRACKS, NUCLEATION, LIQUID METALS

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE