A Compression‐Loaded Double Cantilever Beam Specimen

Armando C. Gonzalez, Carlo G. Pantano

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In crack propagation studies, double cantilever beam specimens are typically loaded in tension or by an applied moment. A method of compression loading is described in which the stress intensity KI decreases with crack length. This new arrangement offers added crack stability over other techniques, as well as a convenient method of loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2534-2535
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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