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Crack paths under mixed mode loading

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

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Abstract

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: Copyright (c) 2008 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. 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 Interacting fatigue cracks Stress intensity factor Thermoelastic stress analysis Crack tips Cyclic loads Stress analysis Stress intensity factors Thermoelasticity Cyclic elastic stresses Mixed mode loading Fatigue crack propagation
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Mechanical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr Christopher Hardwick
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 09:47
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:59
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2007.05.01...
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2007.05.014
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9201

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