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Title:Effect of constant-stress term on mode I caustics
Author(s):Phillips, James W.; Sanford, R.J.; Beinert, J.
Subject(s):Mode I Caustics
Constant-stress Term
Abstract:Sanford's recent generalization of the Westergaard method for analyzing the state of stress at the tip of a crack is used to study the effect of n on-singular stress fields on the caustics, or shadow patterns, produced in Node-I loaded birefringent specimens. Particular attention is given to the influence of the term corresponding to a constant stress component parallel to the crack. It is shown that significant errors in the determination of the stress-intensity factor KI from caustic data can occur if the non-singular stress terms are sufficiently large, but that, to first order, the constant-stress term has negligible effect on the determination of KI if it is computed by using the average of the transverse diameters of the double caustics.
Issue Date:1979-12
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 436
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1979 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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