Strip Yield Model for a Crack in a Plate of Arbitrary Thickness
This paper presents new analytical results on the crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) for a through-the-thickness crack in an infinite plate of arbitrary thickness. These results are based on a new fundamental solution for an edge dislocation obtained earlier and published elsewhere. The analytical predictions of CTOD for various ratios of the crack length to the plate thickness are compared with an independent three-dimensional elasto-plastic finite element (FE) study. It is shown that both analytical and numerical results are in a good agreement when the numerical calculations are not affected by the size of the FE mesh and finite boundaries of the FE model.
W.M. Ostachowicz, J.M. Dulieu-Barton, K.M. Holford, M. Krawczuk and A. Zak
A. G. Kotousov "Strip Yield Model for a Crack in a Plate of Arbitrary Thickness ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 293-294, pp. 253-260, 2005