A strip-yield rate-dependent model for rapid loading conditions

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In order to obtain quantitative information of the effects of rate dependent plasticity on crack growth initiation, a strip yield (Dugdale) model for small-scale yielding is developed. The adopted rate dependence of the flow stress is of the Perzyna type. Numerical solutions are obtained for different KI(t) functions. By adopting both a displacement-criterion and a stress-criterion for crack growth, rate effects on the dynamic Fracture toughness are studied.


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  • Uppsala University
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  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mechanics


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-436
Number of pages8
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes