Advances in Fracture Research: Proceedings of the 5th by D. Francois

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Slama 2071 Forecasting the fatigue life of welded joints under narrow band random loading L. P. Pook and R. Holmes 2079 Fatigue crack growth in tubular welded T-joints W. D. Dover and G. K. Chaudhury 2093 Fatigue and fracture resistance of a welded bridge detail R. Roberts, J. W. Fisher, G. R. Irwin, K. D. Boyer, H. Hausamann, G. V. Krishna, V. Morf, R. E. Slockbower and J. Nishanian 2101 G. Reliability and Probabilistic Analysis Assessment of the reliability of primary components of a pressurized water reactor by probabilistic fracture mechanics R.

Dynamic computations remain of interest for conservative predictions of crack arrest in flexible service components. FRACTURE TOUGHNESS. ELASTIC-PLASTIC The crack (tip) opening displacement, £ , was the first elastic-plastic characte­ rization idea to receive attention. Computational exercises using the strip (or Dugdale) plastic zone concept indicated a near equality between ry adjusted values of & and <5"γ ^ , where ^5"γ is the stress across the strip plastic zone. However, the main objective of those interested in the crack tip opening concept was the possibility for measuring fracture toughness of commonly used structural steels with relatively small specimens after general yielding.

There is only the recognition that many structures are uninten­ tionally flawed (or cracked) and we must deal with this reality. The challenge is to design, select structural configurations, stresses, materials, inspection procedures and maintenance, and provide a limit on service usage in such a way that unexpected fractures do not occur in service. Fracture mechanics provides the relationship among the important variables in this important analysis-synthesis task. Concept of a Unique Crack Tip Stress Field Several structural members and specimens are depicted in Fig.

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