Photoelastic determination of stress intensity factors in patched cracked plates

Subramanian, A and Chandra, R and Murthy, MVV and Rao, AK (1983) Photoelastic determination of stress intensity factors in patched cracked plates. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 18 (2). pp. 305-313. ISSN 0013-7944

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    In this paper, the influence of patch parameters on stress intensity factors in edge cracked plates is studied by employing transmission photoelasticity. Edge cracked plates made of photo-elastic material are patched on one side only by E glass-epoxy and carbon-epoxy unidirectional composites. The patch is located on the crack in such a way that the crack tip is not covered. Magnified isochromatic fringes are obtained by using a projection microscope of magnification 50, converted into a polariscope. Irwin's method is used to compute stress intensity factors from photoelastic data. The reduction in stress intensity factors is presented in graphical form as a function of patch parameters, namely stiffness, location and length. An empirical equation connecting reduction in stress intensity factor and these patch parameters is presented.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Epoxy matrix composites;Notch tests;Photoelastic analysis;Reinforced plates; Reinforcement (structures);Stress intensity factors;Carbon fibers;E glass;Fabrication; Plates (structural members);Plates;Stress;Stiffness;Crack propagation;Numerical analysis;wPhotoelasticity;Tensile strenagth
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Structures Division, Structures Division, Structures Division, Structures Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010
    Last Modified: 03 May 2012 10:17

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