0
RESEARCH PAPERS

Rectangular Tensile Sheet With Symmetric Edge Cracks

[+] Author and Article Information
O. L. Bowie

U. S. Army Materials Research Agency, Watertown, Mass.

J. Appl. Mech 31(2), 208-212 (Jun 01, 1964) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3629588 History: Received May 27, 1963; Online September 15, 2011

Abstract

Complex variable methods are applied to the plane elastic problem of a rectangular tensile sheet with symmetric edge cracks. A mapping function is used which is sufficiently flexible to account for both variations of crack length and length/width ratios of the sheet on the stresses local to the crack tips. The stress-intensity factors are determined numerically for varying crack lengths in sheet with 1 × 1 and 3 × 1 length/width ratios and compared with Irwin’s earlier approximation derived from Westergaard’s collinear crack solution. The results indicate that the approximation is valid for deep cracks but in error by 13 percent for small crack depths.

Copyright © 1964 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In