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A two-dimensional model for crack closure effect in plates under bending

Murthy, MVV and Viswanath, S and Murty, Krishna AV and Rao, KP (1988) A two-dimensional model for crack closure effect in plates under bending. In: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 29 (4). pp. 435-452.

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A two-dimensional model is proposed for taking into account the establishment of contact on the compression side of crack faces in plates under bending. An approximate but simple method is developed for evaluating reduction of stress intensity factor due to such ‘crack closure’. Analysis is first carried out permitting interference of the crack faces. Contact forces are then introduced on the crack faces and their magnitudes determined from the consideration that the interference is just eliminated. The method is based partly on finite element analysis and partly on a continuum analysis using Irwin's solution for point loads on the crack line.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Engineering Fracture Mechanics
Publisher: Elsevier science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2010 06:58
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 15:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32047

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