Accession Number : AD0777995

Title :   Determination of Fracture-Resistance Values Using the Center-Cracked Tensile Specimen,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan,A. M. ; Stoop,J.

Report Date : 03 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The results of a series of investigations at NRL are tabulated as guidelines for the use of the center-crack tensile specimen. These investigations will assist in the development of a standard test method for the determination of fracture resistance in terms of Kc, the linear-elastic fracture mechanics parameter for thin-sheet material. Some relationships are discussed which permit a simplification of testing procedures for screening purposes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fracture(Mechanics), *Test methods, Sheets, Steel, Titanium alloys, Aluminum alloys, Gages, Crack propagation, Stresses

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE