This article describes the results of an analytical and experimental study of the effect of magnetic fields on the stress intensity factors in a soft ferromagnetic strip under uniaxial tension. The linear magneto-elastic problem for a soft ferromagnetic strip with a single-edge crack is analyzed. Fourier transform techniques are used to formulate the mixed boundary value problem as a singular integral equation. The stress intensity factors are obtained for several values of material and geometrical parameters, and magnetic field. Static experiments are also conducted on nickel-iron soft magnetic materials with a single-edge cracked plate specimen geometry in the bore of a superconducting magnet at room temperature. A strain gauge method is employed in experiments to determine the stress intensity factor. A comparison of the stress intensity factor is made between theory and experiment, and the agreement is good for the magnetic field considered.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)