Scattered-light analysis of a surface-flawed plate subjected to cylindrical bending

A. E. Segall, J. C. Conway

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The scattered-light photoelastic technique was utilized to determine Mode I stress-intensity factors associated with a semi-elliptical surface flaw in a plate subjected to cylindrical bending. Stress-intensity factors were experimentally determined for the point of maximum flaw penetration and the point of intersection of the flaw border with the free surface of the plate. Experimental results compare favorably with those obtained in a three-dimensional finite-element analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalExperimental Mechanics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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