Two-Parameter Characterization of Elastic-Plastic Crack-Tip Fields

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C. Betegón

Department of Construction, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

J. W. Hancock

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

J. Appl. Mech 58(1), 104-110 (Mar 01, 1991) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2897135 History: Received June 27, 1989; Revised December 20, 1989; Online March 31, 2008


Plane-strain elastic-plastic crack-tip fields have been modeled with modified boundary layer formulations based on the first two terms K and T , of the elastic field. These formulations match the appropriate full field solutions. Compressive T stresses reduce the stresses by an amount which is independent of radial distance, corresponding to the introduction of a second term in addition to the dominant plastic singularity. Geometries which maintain J -dominance are characterized by zero or positive T stresses, while geometries with negative T stresses can be described by a two-parameter characterization using J and T into full plasticity.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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