Accession Number : AD0767630

Title :   Small Scale Yielding Analysis of Mixed Mode Plane Strain Crack Problems,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Shih,Choon-Fong

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The small scale yielding analysis of an elastic-plastic body with a lone crack under plane strain conditions subject to combinations of Mode I and II loadings is examined. Dominant singularity solutions governing the asymptotic behavior of the stresses and strains at the crack tip are obtained for the complete range of loadings between Mode I and II. The results of an accurate finite element technique, which imbeds the dominant singularity solutions, directly relates the near-tip behavior to the elastic stress intensity factors KI and KII. Implications of this study to mixed mode fracture mechanics is also discussed, particularly with respect to the direction of crack initiation and the relation of fracture toughness under mixed models to that in Mode I. Details of the mixed mode plastic zone sizes and shapes are also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FRACTURE(MECHANICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), CRACK PROPAGATION, STRESSES, STRAIN HARDENING

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE