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ASM Handbook

Fatigue and Fracture

ASM International
Volume
19
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-193-1
Publication date:
1996
Book Chapter

An Introduction to Fracture Mechanics

By
Stephen D. Antolovich
Stephen D. Antolovich
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University
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Bruce F. Antolovich
Bruce F. Antolovich
Metallurgical Research Consultants Inc.
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Published:
1996
Page range:
371 - 380

Abstract

The concepts of fracture mechanics are basic ideas for developing the methods of predicting the load-carrying capabilities of structures and components containing cracks. This article provides an introduction to the methodology for computing the onset of fracture and describes plane strain fracture toughness, denoted as KIC. It presents formulas for the stress-intensity parameter as a function of crack size, crack shape, applied stress (or load), and geometry of load application.

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Stephen D. Antolovich, Bruce F. Antolovich, 1996. "An Introduction to Fracture Mechanics", Fatigue and Fracture

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