Accession Number : AD0770982

Title :   A Statistical Theory for the Fracture of Transversely Isotropic Brittle Materials of Moderate Anisotropy.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Nov 72-May 73,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Batdorf,Samuel B.

Report Date : 21 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The author's physically based statistical theory for the fracture of brittle, isotropic materials is extended to apply to the case of moderately anisotropic materials. The principal modification is to change the polar diagrams of the critical stresses of cracks from spheres in the case of isotropic materials to ellipsoids for anisotropic materials. Special consideration is given to plane isotropic materials such as ATJ-S graphite. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Graphite, *Fracture(Mechanics), *Brittleness, Statistical analysis, Anisotropy, Isotropism, Nose tips, Cracks

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE