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Robust Estimation of Inelastic Fracture Energy Release Rate (J ): A Design Approach

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R. Seshadri, S. Wu

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, A1B 3X5 Canada

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 123(2), 214-219 (Sep 18, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1357161 History: Received October 05, 1999; Revised September 18, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Figures

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Relaxation locus for pressure components with a crack
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Compact tension specimen : r-nodes, reference stress, and uniaxial stress-strain model
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Je and Jp curves as a function of εn
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Normalized load versus normalized displacement
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Plot of constraint parameter versus normalized deflection
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Constraint parameter versus normalized load
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Design curves—J̄ versus ε̄n
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Single-edge crack specimen (J̄ versus ε̄n)
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Compact tension specimen (J̄ versus ε̄n)
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Single edge-notched bend specimen (J̄ versus ε̄n)

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