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Crack paths under mixed mode loading

Yates, J.R., Zanganeh, M., Tomlinson, R.A., Brown, M.W. and Diaz Garrido, F.A. (2008) Crack paths under mixed mode loading. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 75 (3-4). pp. 319-330. ISSN 0013-7944


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Long fatigue cracks that initially experience mixed mode displacements usually change direction in response to cyclic elastic stresses. Eventually the cracks tend to orient themselves into a pure mode I condition, but the path that they take can be complex and chaotic. In this paper we report on recent developments in techniques for tracking the crack path as it grows and evaluating the strength of the mixed mode crack tip stress field.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 Elsevier B.V. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Engineering Fracture Mechanics. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: fatigue crack growth, thermoelastic stress analysis, stress intensity factor, interacting fatigue cracks
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Mechanical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2008 15:55
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:55
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2007.05.01...
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2007.05.014
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3714

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