RATE OF GROWTH OF FATIGUE CRACKS AS CALCULATED FROM THE THEORY OF INFINITESTIMAL DISLOCATIONS DISTRIBUTED ON A PLANE.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE
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The Bilby, Cottrell and Swinden crack theory is applied to the problem of the growth of fatigue cracks. It is found that if a total critical displacement is adopted as the fracture criterion, the theory leads to observed growth laws. Author