Accession Number:

ADA409852

Title:

Investigating the Strain Rate Effect on the Equivalent Initial Crack Size in a Particulate Composite Material

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-03-06

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

In this study, the effect of strain rate on the equivalent initial crack size in a particulate composite material is investigated. The results of analyses indicate that the equivalent initial crack length is insensitive to the strain rate and it follows the second asymptotic distribution of maximum values.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE