Generation and propagation analyses of high-strain-rate dynamic crack propagation in a visco-plastic solid

S. Yoshimura, G. Yagawa, S. N. Atluri

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Abstract

This paper presents a numerical analysis of dynamic crack propagation in a visco-plastic solid. A tangent modulus formulation, based on a uniaxial material characterization in the form σyd = h( ε{lunate} ̄vp, ε{lunate} ̄•vp, is used to take into account the visco-plasticity. A technique of nodal force relaxation is employed for the modeling of continuous dynamic crack propagation. The fracture mechanics parameter studied here is a path independent integral, T*, which is applicable to both quasi-static and dynamic fracture phenomena of non-linear materials, and which has the meaning of an energy-release rate for the case of the specific visco-plastic material studied herein. At first, a numerical simulation of dynamic crack propagation at various values of constant velocity in a visco-plastic solid is carried out to investigate the high-strain-rate effects on the energy release rate, and on the stress-strain fields near the crack tip. Secondly, a generation phase calculation of an experiment performed by Brickstad is carried out to obtain a relationship between the fracture toughness and crack velocity in a visco-plastic solid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-289
Number of pages17
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Volume111
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1989

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