Prediction of crack growth direction under plane stress for mixed-mode I and II loading
Wasiluk , Krzysztof Gołoś
AbstractThe estimation of the plastic zone geometry ahead of a crack is fundamental to the evaluation of crack growth. Presented here is an analytical investigation for predicting crack growth direction for mixed-mode I and II loading under plane stress conditions. It is proposed that under complex loading the crack will extend in the direction where the radius of the plastic zone attains a minimum value. There is good agreement between the predicted results which are computed on the basis of this criterion and experimental data published in the literature.
|Journal series||Fatigue \& Fracture of Engineering Materials \& Structures, ISSN 1460-2695|
|Keywords in English||Mixed-mode loading, plastic zone shape|
|Publication indicators||= 18; = 15|
|Citation count*||20 (2015-03-31)|
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