Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics Methodology Using the Modified J, JM, Resistance Curve Approach

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H. A. Ernst, J. D. Landes

Materials Engineering Department, Westinghouse Electric Company, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 108(1), 50-56 (Feb 01, 1986) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264751 History: Received September 19, 1983; Revised April 11, 1985; Online November 05, 2009


The J -resistance curve approach is reviewed, and its use for instability predictions is explained in detail. A complete elastic-plastic fracture mechanics methodology using the modified J , J M is presented and applied to predict load-displacement characteristics of untested specimen geometries.

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