8. Subcritical Crack Propagation

  1. John B. Wachtman,
  2. W. Roger Cannon and
  3. M. John Matthewson

Published Online: 11 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470451519.ch8

Mechanical Properties of Ceramics, Second Edition

Mechanical Properties of Ceramics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Wachtman, J. B., Cannon, W. R. and Matthewson, M. J. (2009) Subcritical Crack Propagation, in Mechanical Properties of Ceramics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470451519.ch8

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471735816

Online ISBN: 9780470451519

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Keywords:

  • observed subcritical crack propagation;
  • crack velocity theory and molecular mechanism;
  • failure in constant stress rate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Observed Subcritical Crack Propagation

  • Crack Velocity Theory and Molecular Mechanism

  • Time to Failure under Constant Stress

  • Failure under Constant Stress Rate

  • Comparison of Times to Failure under Constant Stress and Constant Stress Rate

  • Relation of Weibull Statistical Parameters with and without Subcritical Crack Growth

  • Construction of Strength–Probability–Time Diagrams

  • Proof Testing to Guarantee Minimum Life

  • Subcritical Crack Growth and Failure from Flaws Originating from Residual Stress Concentrations

  • Slow Crack Propagation at High Temperature

  • Problems