Finite Element Analysis of Secondary Cracks at a Crack Front under Pure Mode III Loading


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Several hypotheses and concepts exist for the prediction of crack deflection angles from the analysis of the undisturbed stress distribution at the crack front. In this paper, a finite element analysis of small penny shaped secondary cracks with deflection angles ψ0 = π/4 at a pure mode III loaded crack front is presented. The results are compared with the solutions of the well-known 3D fracture criteria. The fracture mechanical analysis is performed by the highly effective MVCCI-method.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 488-489)

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Z. Tonković and M.H. Aliabadi




M. Ressel and H. Theilig, "Finite Element Analysis of Secondary Cracks at a Crack Front under Pure Mode III Loading", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 488-489, pp. 605-608, 2012

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September 2011




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