Accession Number:

AD0688847

Title:

THEORY ON DISPERSION TOUGHENING OF BRITTLE MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-29

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Observations are presented showing that a crack front increases its length when it interacts with two or more inhomogeneities in a brittle material. These observations are presented for both cleavage and conchoidal types of fracture. Based on these observations an expression for the fracture energy is obtained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE