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The analysis of thermoelastic isopachic data from crack-tip stress fields

Dulieu-Barton, J.M., Fulton, M.C. and Stanley, P. (2000) The analysis of thermoelastic isopachic data from crack-tip stress fields Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 23, (4), pp. 301-313. (doi:10.1046/j.1460-2695.2000.00289.x).

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A computer program—FACTUS (fracture analysis of crack tips using SPATE)—has been developed for the efficient analysis of thermoelastic data obtained from around a crack tip. The program is based on earlier work for the determination of stress intensity factors (SIFs), and also includes a novel solution procedure for the derivation of the non-singular stress term ?0x . The program has been used in the analysis of a series of large plate specimens with central or edge slots/cracks. The derived SIFs are compared with independent values. Issues, e.g. crack closure and the extent and effect of the plastic zone, are discussed.

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Published date: 2000


Local EPrints ID: 21533
ISSN: 8756-758X
PURE UUID: 1a7e42a7-807b-4ace-8113-d6f64afe978a

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Date deposited: 06 Feb 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:26

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Author: M.C. Fulton
Author: P. Stanley

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