Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 314–315 | Cite as

Cracks in fiberglass pipes

  • L. M. Kachanov
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The conditions of formation of circumferential cracks in fiberglass pipes owing to the presence of residual radial tensile stresses are examined on the basis of the Griffith theory.


Tensile Stress Fiberglass Circumferential Crack Radial Tensile Stress Radial Tensile 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

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  • L. M. Kachanov

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