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International Journal of Fracture

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 1–16 | Cite as

Process zone analysis for the single-edge notched specimen: Part I. Process zone size and crack profile

  • Rasko P. Ojdrovic
  • Henry J. Petroski
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Abstract

A systematic analysis of the process zone is presented. Relations among the process zone size, load and crack opening displacement (COD) are derived using the weight function method and a power function closing pressure distribution in the process zone. These relations are specialized and used to study the behaviour of the single-edge notched (SEN) specimen loaded in tension and in bending. This study shows that the method presented here may be successfully used to analyze the fracture of finite-size specimens.

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Mechanical Engineer Civil Engineer Weight Function Pressure Distribution Power Function 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rasko P. Ojdrovic
    • 1
  • Henry J. Petroski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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