A general method for evaluating the Stress Intensity Factors of an inclined edge crack originated at the tip of a sharp V-notch in a semiplane is presented. An analytical Weight Function with a matrix structure was derived by extending a method developed for an inclined edge crack in an unnotched semi-plane. The effects of the principal geometrical parameters governing the problem were studied through a parametric finite element analysis, carried out for different reference loading conditions. The Weight Function can be used to produce efficient and accurate evaluations of the stress intensity factors for cracks with inclination angle in the range -72 degrees, +72 degrees emanating from V-notches with opening angle in the range from 18 degrees to 144 degrees. For a crack length up to the 10% of the characteristic notch dimension, the maximum estimated error of the Stress Intensity Factor is lower than 2% (typical errors less than 1%) in the whole ranges of the angular parameters. The capability of the proposed method to analyse cracked notches in finite-size bodies was also considered. The agreement between the results with those obtained by accurate Finite Element solutions suggests that the proposed Weight Function can be used as a general tool for evaluating the Fracture Mechanics parameters of a short crack at any V-notch tip. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Autori interni:||BEGHINI, MARCO|
|Autori:||Beghini M.; Bertini L.; Di Lello R.; Fontanari V.|
|Titolo:||A general weight function for inclined cracks at sharp V-notches|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.engfracmech.2006.07.006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|