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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

J and CTOD estimation formulas for C(T) fracture specimens including effects of weld strength overmatch

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Savioli, Rafael G. [1] ; Ruggieri, Claudio [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Naval Architecture & Ocean Engn, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE; v. 179, n. 1-2, p. 109-127, JAN 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 7

This work focuses on an evaluation procedure to determine the elastic-plastic J-integral and Crack Tip Opening Displacement (CTOD) fracture toughness based upon the eta-method for C(T) fracture specimens made of homogeneous and welded steels. The primary objective of this investigation is to enlarge on previous developments of J and CTOD estimation procedures for this crack configuration while, at the same time, addressing effects of strength mismatch on the plastic eta-factors. The present analyses enable the introduction of a larger set of factors eta for a wide range of crack sizes (as measured by the a/W-ratio) and material properties, including different levels of weld strength mismatch, applicable to pipeline and pressure vessel steels. Very detailed non-linear finite element analyses for plane-strain and 3-D models of C(T) fracture specimens with centerline-cracked welds provide the evolution of load with increased load-line and crack mouth opening displacement required for the estimation procedure. Overall, the present study, when taken together with previous investigations, provides a fairly extensive body of results to determine parameters J and CTOD for different materials using C(T) specimens with varying overmatch conditions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54229-3 - Structural integrity of circumferential welded joints in pipelines and risers
Grantee:Claudio Ruggieri
Support type: Regular Research Grants