Accession Number:

ADA243735

Title:

On Consistency relations in Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A single form of consistency relations between generalized forces and displacements for systems exhibiting power-law behavior is presented. The later discussion focuses on certain details regarding applications of the relations to nonlinear fracture mechanics, emphasizing the finite element analysis of a single edge-cracked strip subjected to remote tension under plane strain conditions. Within the last decade there has been observed a serious computational effort towards obtaining numerical solutions to problems of nonlinear fracture mechanics. The handbook formatted reference gives extensive tabulations of important parameters for various configurations, loadings and material behaviors, which makes it useful for engineering analysis, and a review of prior work in the field permits its use it as a good starting point for further research.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE