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Title:On the Theory of Stress-Assisted Diffusion
Author(s):Unger, David James
Department / Program:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Discipline:Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Applied Mechanics
Abstract:Similarity and general steady-state solutions of a recently developed stress-assisted diffusion theory are obtained. General transient solutions are obtained analytically for certain classes of stress distributions. For general stress distributions a perturbation method is employed to produce transient solutions. Under appropriate circumstances the derived solutions are reduced to previous formulae that have been sporadically proposed in the literature. Examples of interesting crack problems involving stress singularities as well as the elimination of singularities are considered. An equilibrium solution is utilized together with a straightforward physical argument to produce rationally two empirical formulae previously proposed in the literature to model embrittlement and stress corrosion cracking phenomena. This solution is further utilized to model embrittlement and stress corrosion cracking data more successfully than previous attempts. An appendix on certain preliminary elastodiffusive fracture criteria is given.
Issue Date:1981
Description:68 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8127721
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-14
Date Deposited:1981

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