The effect of ductile tearing on cleavage fracture probability in fracture toughness testing

Kim Wallin

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    Abstract

    Fracture toughness testing in the transition region often causes ductile tearing to precede cleavage fracture. The effect of ductile tearing on the fracture probability has in recent years become a subject of great interest. Brückner and Munz have developed a Weibull statistics based model to describe this effect. In this paper a similar model, based on the WST-model, is derived. The model is applied to several different sets of brittle fracture data. The differences between the present model and the B & M model is discussed. Finally the effect of loss of constraint on the models is noted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)523-531
    JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
    Volume32
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1989
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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