Strain and stress fields near the blunted tip of a crack under mixed mode loading and the implications for fracture

M. Saka, S. Tanaka

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Abstract

The strain distribution in the vacinity of a blunted crack-tip is analysed by slip line theory under the conditions of plane-strain, small-scale yielding, and mixed-mode loading of Modes I and II. A generalized crack-tip opening displacement is introduced by which the strain and stress fields near the blunted crack-tip are determined uniquely over a wide range of Mode I and II combinations. Also, coupled experimental and finite-element analyses under the condition of large-scale yielding reveal that the initiation of stable crack growth occurs when the generalized crack-tip opening displacement attains a critical value which is constant for the material tested. The finite-element analysis is based on the finite deformation theory of elastic-plastic materials. The generalized crack-tip opening displacement criterion is found to be superior to the J-integral and the usual COD for the characterization of the initiation of stable crack growth. The plastic work in a small circular region at the crack-tip is found to be equivalent to the generalized crack-tip opening displacement, as a fracture criterion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-338
Number of pages8
JournalMechanics of Materials
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Dec

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanics of Materials

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