Fracture Toughness Testing Methods
Published Online: 18 MAY 2012
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Characterization of Materials
How to Cite
Landes, J. 2012. Fracture Toughness Testing Methods. Characterization of Materials. 1–17.
- Published Online: 18 MAY 2012
Fracture mechanics is a technology that deals with the effects of a sharp crack on the load-bearing capacity of materials and structures. It is a tool used to translate the results of laboratory fracture toughness testing into an analysis of structural safety and integrity of structural components. In this unit, the load–displacement behaviors of notched specimens are discussed and a brief description of G, K, J, and δ is presented.
- fracture toughness;
- linear elastic;
- ASTM standards