Circumferential Through-Cracks in Cylindrical Shells Under Tension

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J. Lyell Sanders

Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 02138

J. Appl. Mech 49(1), 103-107 (Mar 01, 1982) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3161948 History: Received March 01, 1981; Online July 21, 2009


Closed-form expressions for the energy-release rate associated with circumferential through-cracks in infinitely long, thin cylindrical shells under tension loading are obtained. The analysis is valid for complete circular cylinders and is not limited to short cracks.

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