Further studies on elastic-plastic stable fracture utilizing the T* integral

F. W. Brust, T. Nishioka, S. N. Atluri, M. Nakagaki

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Herein, the T* fracture parameter is shown to have relevance to the mechanics of elastic-plastic fracture. Specifically, it is shown to have certain advantages over the currently established plastic fracture parameters such as J and CTOA. Finite element analyses of experimental data were carried out as a means to obtain a comparison of the effectiveness of the plastic fracture parameters. T* is clearly superior. A note on problems associated with satisfying the plastic incompressibility constraint is also included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1103
Number of pages25
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1985


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