|Stress-intensity factors for a wide range of semi-elliptical surface cracks in finite-thickness plates
|RAJU, I. S. ; NEWMAN, J. C.
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|Surface cracks are among the more common flaws in aircraft and pressure vessel components. Accurate stress analyses of surface-cracked components are needed for reliable prediction of their crack growth rates and fracture strengths. Several calculations of stress-intensity factors for semi-elliptical surface cracks subjected to tension have appeared in the literature. However, some of these solutions are in disagreement by 50–100%. In this paper stress-intensity factors for shallow and deep semi-elliptical surface cracks in plates subjected to tension are presented. To verify the accuracy of the three-dimensional finite-element models employed, convergence was studied by varying the number of degrees of freedom in the models from 1500 to 6900. The 6900 degrees of freedom used here were more than twice the number used in previously reported solutions. Also, the stress-intensity variations in the boundary-layer region at the intersection of the crack with the free surface were investigated.
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|En: Engineering Fracture Mechanics. -- 11 (4) : 817-829 (1979)
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|Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay