Tensile strip with edge cracks

Leon M Keer*, J. M. Freedman

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The problems of a tensile strip having either a single notch perpendicular to the edge or two notches symmetrically placed is solved. A combined series and integral transform solution is used for the problem formulation and reduction to a Fredholm integral equation is achieved. Stress intensity factor, crack energy, and crack opening displacements are calculated for several values of the ratio of crack length to strip width.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1275
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1973


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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