Accession Number:

ADA003998

Title:

An Application of Fracture Mechanics to Structural Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Deflections of structural elements are frequently determined using simple engineering strength of materials approaches. However, when geometric discontinuities are present, such approaches may lead to excessive errors in the predicted deflection. The present paper suggests a simple technique for refining these deflection predictions using available fracture mechanics data. Use of such techniques leads to predictions which do not differ significantly from exact solutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE