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Title: Ductile extension of 3-D external circumferential cracks in pipe structures
Authors: Yang, W.
Qian, X. 
Keywords: computational cell method
ductile fracture
G-T model
J-R curve
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Citation: Yang, W., Qian, X. (2011-09). Ductile extension of 3-D external circumferential cracks in pipe structures. Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China 5 (3) : 294-303. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study investigates the ductile fracture resistance of 3-D external circumferential cracks in the wall of a steel pipe under remote tension, using a damagemechanism model originally proposed by Gurson and Tvergaard. The ductile crack extension utilizes an element extinction technique implemented in the computational cell framework. The key parameter for the computational cell method, i. e., the initial porosity ratio f0, is calibrated using both the fracture resistance and the load-deformation responses obtained from fracture tests of multiple single-edge bend [SE(B)] specimens made of high-strength steel, HY80, which has a yield strength of 630 MPa. The fracture resistance along the 3-D semi-elliptical crack front is computed from the calibrated cell model. Based on the similarity concept in the near-tip stress-strain fields, this study demonstrates that an equivalent 2-D axi-symmetric model provides conservative estimations of the fracture resistance for 3-D circumferential cracks in pipes. © 2011 Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Source Title: Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China
ISSN: 16737407
DOI: 10.1007/s11709-011-0115-9
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