Process zone analysis for the single-edge notched specimen: Part I. Process zone size and crack profile

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A systematic analysis of the process zone is presented. Relations among the process zone size, load and crack opening displacement (COD) are derived using the weight function method and a power function closing pressure distribution in the process zone. These relations are specialized and used to study the behaviour of the single-edge notched (SEN) specimen loaded in tension and in bending. This study shows that the method presented here may be successfully used to analyze the fracture of finite-size specimens. © 1991 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ojdrovic, RP; Petroski, HJ

Published Date

  • May 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 16

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2673

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0376-9429

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00013499

Citation Source

  • Scopus