Energy balance considerations in fatigue crack growth

Raju, KN (1983) Energy balance considerations in fatigue crack growth. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Crack growth rate relation derived using different models13; of crack growth process are reviewed. The concept of energy13; balance and the phenomenon of crack closure are unified to derive a relation for fatigue crack growth rate which in a physically consistent manner accounts for the effects of a number of parameters such as for example, fracture toughness, stress ratio, threshold, non-LEFM conditions etc. The phenomenon of 'pop-in' crack extension during fatigue crack growth under high stress ratio constant amplitude loading is explained on the basis of crack growth rate relation. It is shown that the structure of energy balance equation permits consideration of environmental effects.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Fatigue crack growth;Fracture;Energy balance
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    Division/Department: Materials Science Division
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:53

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