Behavior of Pressurized Cylinders with Multiple Internal Cracks
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WATERVLIET NY LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB
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Thick-walled cylinders containing more than one internal crack are compared with one containing a single crack. Their crack growth and strain behavior show that one of the cracks becomes dominant and controls the failure. Monitoring the circumferential strain over the dominant crack gives an indication of when failure is imminent.