Specimen geometry effects on dynamic crack propagation

Kazuo Arakawa, Toshio Mada

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Dynamic crack propagation in PMMA was studied using the method of caustics in combination with a Cranz-Schardin type high-speed camera. Three different types of specimen geometries were employed to achieve the crack acceleration, deceleration and re-acceleration process in one fracture event. Dynamic stress intensity factor KID and the crack velocity were evaluated in the course of crack propagation to obtain the relationship between KID and the velocity The effect of crack acceleration and deceleration on the K ID -velocity relations was examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-914
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume326-328 II
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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