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An engineering methodology for constraint corrections of elastic-plastic fracture toughness - Part II: Effects of specimen geometry and plastic strain on cleavage fracture predictions

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Ruggieri, Claudio [1] ; Savioli, Rafael G. [1] ; Dodds, Jr., Robert H. [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Naval Architecture & Ocean Engn, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Illinois, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, Urbana, IL - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS; v. 146, p. 185-209, SEP 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 19

This work extends a micromechanics model for cleavage fracture incorporating effects of plastic strain to determine the reference temperature, T-0, for an A515 Gr 65 pressure vessel steel based on a modified Weibull stress ((sigma) over bar (w)). Non-linear finite element analyses for 3-D models of plane-sided SE(B) and PCVN specimens define the relationship between (sigma) over bar (w) and J from which the variation of fracture toughness across different crack configurations is predicted. The modified Weibull stress methodology yields estimates of T-0 from small fracture specimens which are in good agreement with the corresponding estimates derived from testing of larger crack configurations. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/13053-2 - Further developments in a micromechanics model for brittle fracture and applications to the master curve methodology
Grantee:Claudio Ruggieri
Support type: Regular Research Grants