- Volume 20 Issue 10
This paper investigated plane strain stress intensity factors caused by thermal impact on a center-crack strip. The crack was aligned perpendicularly to the strip boundary. The problem was analysed by determining the dislocation density function in the singular integral equations formulated by the dislocation theory. Under the abrupt temperature change along the edge, the center crack behaved as a mode I crack due to the symmetric geometry. The value of maximum stress intensity factor monotonically increased until the ratio of dimensionless crack length approached to about 0.3, followed by gradual decrease. As a result, a critical corresponding crack length was determined.
Thermal Impact;Stress Intensity Factor;Dislocation Density;Climb Dislocation;Glide Dislocation