Dynamic fracture analysis by moiré interferometry

K. Arakawa, R. H. Drinnon, M. Kosai, A. S. Kobayashi

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Dynamic moiré interferometry was used to measure separately the u- and v-displacement fields surrouding a rapidly propagating crack tip in Homalite-100 and 7075-T6 aluminum-alloy plates. These transient crack-tip-displacement data were then used to compute the dynamic stress-intensity factor and the remote stress component. J-integral values were also estimated using the static approximate procedure of Kang et al. This static analysis provided the correct J when the contour integral was taken within 3 mm of the crack tip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-309
Number of pages4
JournalExperimental Mechanics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Arakawa, K., Drinnon, R. H., Kosai, M., & Kobayashi, A. S. (1991). Dynamic fracture analysis by moiré interferometry. Experimental Mechanics, 31(4), 306-309. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02325986