Stress Intensity Factors of an Infinite Solid with Two Cavities having a Crack Emanating from the Cavity under Tension
It is important to know the stress intensity factor of a circumferential crack emanating from the cavity, because in some cases the fatigue strength of metals is affected by the existence of an internal cavity or an inclusion. Recently a method for calculating the highly accurate values of stress intensity factors was proposed by H. Nisitani, based on the usefulness of the stress values at a crack tip calculated by FEM. This method is called the crack tip stress method. In this study, the crack tip stress method is applied to the problem of an infinite solid having two cavities with a circumferential crack emanating from the cavity subjected to tension. The accuracy of the crack tip stress method was discussed based on some values obtained by the body force method. Moreover, a simple method for calculating the stress intensity factor of this problem was presented.
Kikuo Kishimoto, Masanori Kikuchi, Tetsuo Shoji and Masumi Saka
H. Nisitani et al., "Stress Intensity Factors of an Infinite Solid with Two Cavities having a Crack Emanating from the Cavity under Tension", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 261-263, pp. 669-674, 2004