Advisor

Daniewicz, S. R.

Committee Member

Newman, J. C., Jr.

Committee Member

Horstemeyer, M. F.

Date of Degree

1-1-2004

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

This thesis discusses the analysis of surface cracked configurations in order to develop a fracture prediction criterion suitable for ductile materials. A similar criteria has been successfully developed for brittle materials. However, the criteria has not been applied to ductile materials. Finite element analysis results are presented as well as laboratory test data. The validity of the proposed criterion is addressed and future work is proposed.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20278

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