Numerical simulations to support the normalization data reduction technique

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    The normalization data reduction (NDR) technique is an analytical methodology for characterizing the upper shelf fracture toughness of steels in the ductile regime, both in terms of critical toughness (JIc) and resistance to ductile crack extension (J-R curve). It represents an alternative to the more commonly used multi-specimen or single-specimen (unloading compliance and potential drop) techniques. Finite element analyses of a growing crack are executed to evaluate the performance of the technique. This approach has the advantage to remove large uncertainties entailing experimental results. Results demonstrate the precision of the method.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)524-534
    Number of pages11
    JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Mar 2006

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Materials Science
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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