A Mode-III Crack Subjected to High-Strain Rates

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THE DISPLACEMENT rate is given for a mode III crack growing in a steady state under dynamic conditions. The material is assumed to be visco-plastic and high strain rates are considered. A regular perturbation expansion is performed. First-order perturbing strains are, with one exception. square root singular near the crack-tip. For overstress exponents less. or equal to 2, a reasonably large region around the crack tip. i.e. > IO-’ of the linear extent of the plastic zone, is dominated by the square root singular strain field. For an overstress exponent of 5/2 the region extends to about IO-’ of the plastic zone size. which significantly reduces the possibilities of using the strength or the square root singular field as a fracture parameter. For the overstress exponent 3 the region vanishes.


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  • Mechanical Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-681
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

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