The Effect of the State of Stress on the Strain at Fracture

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E. A. Davis

Westinghouse Research Laboratories, Pittsburgh, Pa.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 96(3), 190-194 (Jul 01, 1974) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3443209 History: Received May 19, 1973; Revised November 06, 1973; Online August 17, 2010


Tension tests on solid cylindrical specimens and internal pressure tests on one type of tubular specimen showed that a superimposed hydrostatic pressure increased the ductility. Internal pressure tests on a similar tubular specimen that was supported in a different manner showed that the hydrostatic pressure had almost no effect on the ductility.

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