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|Title:||A compliance-based approach to measure fracture resistance curve for surface cracked steel plates|
|Authors:||Qian, X. |
|Source:||Qian, X., Li, Y. (2013-07). A compliance-based approach to measure fracture resistance curve for surface cracked steel plates. International Journal of Fracture 182 (1) : 1-19. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10704-013-9850-3|
|Abstract:||This paper proposes a compliance-based approach to determine the fracture resistance J -Rcurve for surface cracks in high-strength steel (S690) plate specimens in a four-point-bend set up. This study extends the η-approach used in the fracture test for the typical specimens with a through-thickness crack, to the surface cracks in plate specimens in calculating the energy release rate from the area below the measured moment versus the crack-plane rotation. The energy release rate, computed from the detailed finite element models using the domain integral approach, confirms a constant ηvalue for surface cracked steel plates. Coupled with the post-test sectioning, the unloading compliance method quantifies the extended crack-front profiles ahead of the fatigue pre-cracked surface notch, using the crack-size versus the compliance relationship derived from linear-elastic finite element analyses. The fracture resistance curves thus obtained remain similar at different locations along the crack front and comparable with the fracture resistance measured using a standard side-grooved compact tension specimen at a finite crack extension. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.|
|Source Title:||International Journal of Fracture|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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