Experimental analysis of dynamic effects in brittle fracture of PMMA

K. Arakawa, T. Mada, K. Takahashi

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Dynamic fracture behavior of PMMA was studied using the method of caustics. Single-edge-cracked tensile specimens were pin-loaded so that cracks could undergo both the acceleration and deceleration process in one fracture event. The effect of loading position H1 was examined measuring the stress intensity factor KID, crack velocity and load P as a function of time t.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)I/-
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
Event4th International Conference on Fracture and Strength of Solids - Pohang, South Korea
Duration: Aug 16 2000Aug 18 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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