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J-Dominance in mixed mode ductile fracture specimens

Roy, Y Arun and Narasimhan, R (1998) J-Dominance in mixed mode ductile fracture specimens. In: International Journal of Fracture, 88 (03). pp. 259-279.

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The asymptotic mixed mode crack tip fields in elastic-plastic solids are scaled by the J-integral and parameterized by a near-tip mixity parameter, M-p. in this paper, the validity and range of dominance of these fields are investigated. To this end, small strain elastic-plastic finite element analyses of mixed mode fracture are first performed using a modified boundary layer formulation. Here, a two term expansion of the elastic crack tip field involving the stress intensity factor the elastic mixity parameter M-e as well as the T-stress is prescribed as remote boundary conditions. The analyses are conducted for different values of M-e and the T-stress. Next, several commonly used mixed mode fracture specimens such as Compact Tension Shear (CTS), Four Point Bend (4PB), and modified Compact Tension specimen are considered. Here, the complete range of loading from contained yielding to large scale yielding is analyzed. Further, different crack to width ratios and strain hardening exponents are considered. The results obtained establish that the mixed mode asymptotic fields dominate over physically relevant length scales in the above geometries, except for predominantly mode I loading and under large scale yielding conditions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: International Journal of Fracture
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: fracture mechanics;mixed mode;ductile fracture;J-dominance.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 05:54
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18838

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