An Equivalent Block Approach to Crack Growth

  • R. Jones
  • S. Pitt
  • D. Peng
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 152)

This work is concerned with the recent developments in the formulation and application of the generalised Frost-Dugdale crack growth law and illustrates how it can be used to predict crack growth, from near micron size initial flaws, under variable amplitude load spectra.

Keywords

Fatigue Flange Sonal Rotarix 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Jones
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Pitt
    • 3
  • D. Peng
    • 2
  1. 1.Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash UniversityMonash UniversityVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.DSTO Centre of Expertise for Structural Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash UniversityMonash UniversityVictoriaAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash UniversityMonash UniversityVictoriaAustralia

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