Here, the following topics are discussed: (i) a new integral (ΔTl) of relevance in the presence of cracks in an elastic-plastic material characterized by a rateindependent incremental constitutive law under the assumption of infinitesimal deformations, (ii) the conditions for path-independency of this integral, (in) the physical meaning of (ΔTl) whether or not it is path-independent, (iv) its relation to J under conditions of radial loading when deformation theory of plasticity may be valid. The features of this new parameter (ΔTl) are brought out in a numerical solution of a compact tension specimen which is subject to a history of (displacement-controlled) loading/unloading/reloading. The implications of the present results in the context of more rational elastic-plastic fracture criteria are briefly discussed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME|
|State||Published - Nov 1982|