Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 425–430 | Cite as

Fracture behavior of brittle circular rings subjected to concentrated impulsive loading

  • S. Kida
  • J. Oda


The influence of impact velocity and ring geometry in the fracture patterns produced by in-plane concentrated impulsive loading on brittle circular rings has been studied both experimentally and theoretically. The experiments were performed by impacting circular rings made of plaster with a steel plate. The fracture behavior was photographed by a camera with a flash, and the crack-initiation time was measured using a memoriscope. The fracture behavior is explained using dynamic photoelasticity and the theory of flexural motion of a circular ring. With the addition of an impact-fracture criterion to this theory, the fracture patterns of brittle circular rings are predicted.


Mechanical Engineer Brittle Fluid Dynamics Steel Plate Impact Velocity 
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© Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Kida
    • 1
  • J. Oda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKanazawa Institute of TechnologyNonoichimachi, IshikawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKanazawa UniversityKanazawa City, IshikawaJapan

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