Strip Yield Analysis of Plastic Zone Coalescence for Collinear Edge Crack and Internal Crack in a Semi-Infinite Sheet

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Toshihiko Nishimura

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works, Nagoya 455-8515, Japan

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 122(1), 86-89 (Aug 31, 1999) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.556144 History: Received November 24, 1998; Revised August 31, 1999
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Edge crack and internal crack in a semi-infinite sheet
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Superposition for a semi-infinite sheet problem
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Normalized remote stress σ/σys causes the plastic zones to touch
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Normalized plastic zone size R1+/S ahead of edge crack tip—(a) a1/b=0.05–0.4; (b) a1/b=0.5–0.9
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Normalized CTOD δ1+01+ ahead of edge crack tip
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Normalized CTOD δ202 ahead of inner crack tip
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Normalized CTOD δ2+02+ ahead of inner crack tip



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