Stress intensity factors for circumferential surface cracks in a tubular member

D. Peng, C. Wallbrink, R. Jones

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In the safety assessment of pressure vessels and pipes with circumferential surface cracks, it is often necessary to consider fatigue crack propagation and fracture among the possible modes of failure. The stress intensity factors at crack tips are important parameters for estimating residual life and criticality. The purpose of this paper is to present a method to calculate the mode I stress intensities for semi-elliptical crack in pipe. In this paper a range of examples are presented to demonstrate the accuracy of this method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 2005
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventAustralasian Congress on Applied Mechanics 2005 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 16 Feb 200518 Feb 2005
Conference number: 4th

Publication series

Name4th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 2005


ConferenceAustralasian Congress on Applied Mechanics 2005
Abbreviated titleACAM 2005

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