Analysis of cold-expansion for cracked and uncracked fastener holes

M. Heller, R. Jones, J. F. Williams

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Finite element analyses of cracked and uncracked cold-worked fastener holes are carried out, and the behaviour of various damage parameters is studied. Following this, the experimental analysis of a microgridded cracked fastener hole is undertaken, in which the crack tip deformation during the cold-expansion process and subsequent remote loading is studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-212
Number of pages18
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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