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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

Edited by
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Fracture Resistance Testing of Brittle Solids

By
Michael Jenkins
Michael Jenkins
University of Washington
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Johnathan Salem
Johnathan Salem
NASA-Glenn Research Center
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Published:
2000
Page range:
665 - 678

Abstract

Catastrophic failure best typifies the characteristic behavior of brittle solids in the presence of cracks or crack-like flaws under ambient conditions. This article provides a description of the concepts of fracture mechanics of brittle solids and focuses on the various testing methods developed to characterize the fracture behavior of brittle solids with examples. These include the fracture toughness test method and R-curve test method at ambient and elevated temperatures. The article also includes information on the evaluation of fracture-toughness test results and the behavior of R-curve.

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Michael Jenkins, Johnathan Salem, 2000. "Fracture Resistance Testing of Brittle Solids", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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