The effect of complex crack shape on crack driving forces and crack tip stress fields: Experiment and FE analysis

Seung Jae Kim, Kyung Dong Bae, Yun Jae Kim, Ho Wan Ryu, Jin Weon Kim, Young Jin Oh

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Abstract

This paper presented the effect of the complex crack shape on crack driving forces and crack tip stress fields, via experimental and numerical analysis results of the complex cracked tension (CC(T)) specimens. Fracture tests using CC(T) specimens are conducted using SA508 Gr.1a low-alloy steel, from which detailed crack shapes are measured before crack initiation and after crack growth. It is found that, after pre-cracking, the complex crack changes its shape such that elastic-plastic J and crack tip stresses become uniform along the crack front. The crack front shape remains similar during crack growth, so that elastic-plastic J and crack tip stresses remain uniform along the crack front.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104135
JournalInternational Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping
Volume185
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug

Keywords

  • Complex crack shape
  • Complex cracked tension specimen testing
  • Crack tip stress field
  • Finite element analysis
  • Fracture mechanics parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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