Stress Fields Along Semi-Elliptical Interfacial Crack Front with Yield-Strength-Mismatch

항복강도 불일치 반타원 계면균열 선단에서의 응력장

  • 최호승 (서강대학교 대학원 기계공학과) ;
  • 이형일 (서강대학교 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2003.01.01


Many research works have been performed on the J-T approach for elastic-plastic crack-tip stress fields in a variety of plane strain specimens. To generalize the validity of J-T method, further investigations are however needed fur more practical 3D structures than the idealized plane strain specimens. The present study deals mainly with 3D finite element (FE) modeling of welded plate and straight pipe, and accompanying elastic, elastic-plastic FE analyses. Manual 3D modeling is almost prohibitive, since the models contain semi-elliptical interfacial cracks which require singular elements. To overcome this kind of barrier, we develop a program generating the meshes fur semi-elliptical interfacial cracks. We then compare the detailed 3D FE stress fields to those predicted with J-T two parameters. The validity of J-T approach is thereby extended to 3D yield-strength-mismatched weld joints, and useful information is inferred fur the design or assessment of pipe welds.


Semi-Elliptical Interfacial Crack;J-Integral;T-Stress;Yield-Strength-Mismatch;Plate;Straight Pipe


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