Thermoelastic determination of crack-tip coordinates in composites

S. H. Ju, R. E. Rowlands

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Many experimental methods for determining stress intensity factors involve knowing the position of the crack-tip. Using measured coordinates of the crack-tip before testing can be insufficiently reliable. On the other hand, results herein show that assuming the maximum measured signal occurs at the crack-tip can be erroneous. The present study develops and demonstrates a least-squares method to evaluate the crack-tip coordinates of composites accurately and systematically from measured temperature information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4845-4859
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Volume44
Issue number14-15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Thermoelastic determination of crack-tip coordinates in composites'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this