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The edge-notched clamped beam bend specimen as a fracture toughness test geometry

Mishra, AK and Lambai, A and Jayaram, V and Jaya, BN (2020) The edge-notched clamped beam bend specimen as a fracture toughness test geometry. In: Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 105 .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tafmec.2019.102409


Edge-notched clamped beam bend fracture specimens provide the required geometric stability for controlled crack growth in brittle materials, enabling the measurement of R-curves and cyclic crack growth. In this paper, finite element simulations were carried out on this test geometry to extract the normalized stress intensity factor KI solutions for different useful specimen dimensions, loading tip radius and loads. Based on these results, geometric factors have been proposed that can fit various beam aspect and crack depth ratios. Crack stability analysis is carried out in terms of the R locus for various beam aspect ratios for the clamped beam geometry and compared to other fracture toughness tests. Experimental verification of the same has been carried out at the macro-scale using poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) and WC-Co as model materials. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to the Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: Aspect ratio; Crack propagation; Cracks; Esters; Geometry; Stress analysis; Stress intensity factors, Clamped beams; Cyclic crack growth; Experimental verification; Finite element simulations; Fracture toughness tests; Geometric stability; PMMA; Specimen dimension, Fracture toughness
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2022 05:43
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2022 05:43
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/74973

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