Experimental Investigation of Failure Mechanisms in Ductile Materials

  • W. Szczepinski
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 314)


Theoretical and experimental study of interaction between variously oriented voids and cracks in a plastic medium is presented in an attempt to obtain a deeper insight into the processes of ductile failure in metals. Theoretical analysis is based on the slip-line technique. Experiments were performed with the use of specimens made of ductile metals. In these specimens systems of holes or slits simulating voids and cracks were prepared. Experimental results substantiate theoretical analysis and demonstrate the interaction between softening and hardening effects during the process of ductile failure in metals.


Ductile Fracture Intergranular Fracture Damage Parameter Ductile Material Ductile Failure 
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  • W. Szczepinski
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  1. 1.Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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