## A basic course in fracture mechanics |

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### Contents

MACHINE DESIGN Magazine | 8 |

Applying Fracture Mechanics to Design | 15 |

Testing Design Concepts | 25 |

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alloys applied stress Applying Fracture Mechanics Assuring Component bend specimen brittle materials Charpy V appearance constant crack growth rate crack tip critical flaw critical stress curves Cycles to Failure cyclic loading da/dN decrease determine ductile elastic Equation flat fracture flaw growth frac fracture resistance fracture toughness function grow to critical Half crack length heat-affected zone high-strength hoop stress increases initial crack ksi-in Ku/Klc lesson maraging steel maximum Mechanics to Design minimum mode Modulus of elasticity Notch tensile number of cycles parameters plane stress plastic deformation polar coordinate potential energy pressure vessel proof stress proof testing range ratio running crack secant line shear shown in Fig slope Steel and Aluminum stress field stress level stress-concentration factors Table Tensile stress tensile very thin tension Testing Design Concepts thin sheet tion titanium transition temperature ture undetected flaw weld Yield Strength ksi