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Flaw Stability in Mild Steel Tanks in the Upper-Shelf Ductile Range—Part II: J-Integral-Based Fracture Analysis

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Poh-Sang Lam, Robert L. Sindelar

Savannah River Technology Center, Westinghouse Savannah River Company, Aiken, SC 29808

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 122(2), 169-173 (Nov 02, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.556174 History: Received October 12, 1999; Revised November 02, 1999
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Figures

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J-T methodology for instability crack length
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Lower-bound JR curve for A285 carbon steel piping material
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Crack extension limit of valid J-deformation for a 0.394T C(T) planform specimen
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Ramberg-Osgood fit for a lower-bound A285 specimen
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Instability crack length for a mild steel storage tank
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Finite element mesh for an arbitrary crack
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J-integral solution for an arbitrary crack
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Maximum fluid level in storage tank with a postulated crack

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