Crack Growth and Stress Intensity Prediction Techniques. Delivery Order 0027-1: Mixed Mode Failure Criteria
Final rept. 1 Oct 2000-31 Dec 2004
SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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The challenges of designing modern aircraft continue to drive the development of more advanced analytical tools often these more advanced analytical tools themselves require development of other enabling technologies such as powerful computers and associated software. The primary historical objective of this project was to develop the theoretical foundation for the development of a continuum-based, general stable crack extension criterion in ductile materials.