The Modified Residual Property Model For Fracture Mechanics
Keywords:fracture toughness, fracture stress prediction, stress concentration factor, stress intensity factor, the Residual Property Model
In this paper, the application requirement of the Residual Property Model based on the decrescent exponential function is reduced to only one mechanical test data. For this, by using Creager and Paris's elastic stress field equation in front of the blunt elliptical hole, the theoretical radius was chosen for the tip curvative and the maximum stress in the load direction at the tip is ensured to be equal the fracture toughness. Thus, the workload of the model is reduced by making the u exponent in the e-u function dependent on the geometric correction factor and the crack length. It was applied to the laminated composite specimens with three-point bending and the specimens including circular hole, and critical fracture stress values close to actual values were achieved.