Creep Crack Growth Under LEFM Conditions

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R. Pilkington, E. Smith

Joint Manchester University/UMIST Metallurgy Department, Manchester M1 7Hs, U.K.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 102(4), 347-349 (Oct 01, 1980) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3224822 History: Received February 06, 1980; Online September 15, 2009


The paper presents an outline model for creep crack growth under LEFM conditions. The incremental nature of the crack propagation process is taken into account, and a theoretical analysis shows that the relation between crack tip stress intensification and crack growth rate is not unique.

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