Title

Influence of late-breaking ligaments on crack propagation in compact specimens-A photoelastic study

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

9-1-1983

Abstract

Dynamic photoelasticity and high-speed photography were utilized to study the influence of tough ligaments on crack propagation in compact specimens. The data obtained during the fracture experiments were analyzed to obtain crack velocity, instantaneous stress-intensity factor and the energy losses away from the crack tip. The results showed that the ligaments can behave as crack arrestors or decelerators. The crack if not arrested at the ligament slowly tunnels in between the ligaments without immediately rupturing them. The ligaments also tend to increase damping losses in the specimens. © 1983 Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.

Publication Title

Experimental Mechanics

Volume

23

Issue

3

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