Palaniswamy, Karuppagounder (1972) Crack propagation under general in-plane loading. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:08252010-104555143
The problem of crack extension in brittle materials under general loading conditions is investigated. Methods of solution of the related two-dimensional elasto-static boundary value problem are discussed. Using Kolosov-Muskhelishvili stress functions, an approximate solution is obtained. The effect of the approximation on the results is estimated by solving two related problems exactly. Then using two postulates the critical loads and crack extension direction are determined under loading conditions unsymmetrical to the crack axis. Results are compared with those obtained using a different set of postulates.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||7 June 1971|
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|Deposited By:||John Wade|
|Deposited On:||26 Aug 2010 15:09|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 04:29|
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