The Prediction of Failure Situations Using the CTOD Concept Based on the Engineering Treatment Model (ETM)

  • K.-H. Schwalbe


Under the assumption of plane stress conditions, the CTOD concept is extended such that a full R-curve methodology arises consisting of an experimental procedure for the determination of the R-curve (details of which are reported in a separate paper) and of the driving force prediction. Predictions of initiation and maximum loads are in reasonable agreement with experimental results.


Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanic Yield Load Effective Stress Intensity Factor Load Line Displacement Single Edge Notch Bend 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K.-H. Schwalbe
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  1. 1.GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbHGeesthachtFederal Republic of Germany

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