Literature Search and Review of 'Short' Crack Behavior of Structural Materials -- Microstructural and Environmental Aspects.
Final rept. 1 Apr 95-31 Mar 96,
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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This review report addresses the microstructural and environmental short crack studies that have been conducted since 1965. This includes discussions on present understanding of the mechanisms of short crack behavior of materials, and microstructurally short crack studies including the effects of grain size, grain and phase boundaries, variation of precipitate size, processing technique and stress ratio. In addition, this report discusses environmental influences in the short crack regime. Also, a title list of short crack related works published so far is included.