FRACTURE TOUGHNESS CHARACTERIZATION PROCEDURES AND INTERPRETATIONS TO FRACTURE-SAFE DESIGN FOR STRUCTURAL ALUMINUM ALLOYS.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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Interpretations of fracture toughness characteristics as measured by various test procedures are presented for structural aluminum alloys. Quantitative definitions of the significance of engineering fracture toughness tests are provided by extension of analytical procedures evolved from fracture mechanics theory. The procedural simplicity of the engineering tests coupled with the analytical capabilities of fracture mechanics theory provides for a significant advancement in fracture-safe design procedures for aluminum alloys covering the full range of yield strength. Author
- Metallurgy and Metallography