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CHAPTER 8

FAILURE

PROBLEM SOLUTIONS

Principles of Fracture Mechanics
8.1 This problem asks that we compute the magnitude of the maximum stress that exists at the tip of an internal crack. Equation 8.1 is employed to solve this problem, as
⎛ a ⎞1/ 2 σm = 2σ0 ⎜ ⎜ρ ⎟ ⎟ ⎝ t⎠
⎡ 3.8 x 10−2 mm ⎤1/2 ⎥ ⎢ 2 ⎥ = 2800 MPa (400,000 psi) = (2)(140 MPa) ⎢ ⎢ 1.9 x 10−4 mm ⎥ ⎥ ⎢ ⎦ ⎣

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31 J / mol . Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act without the permission of the copyright owner is unlawful.97 exp ⎢− ⎥ ⎣ (8.K)(473 K) 140.27 x 10-5 h-1.34 This problem gives ε s values at two different stress levels and 200°C.000 J / mol = 3.27 x 10−5 h−1 (48 MPa) 9. and asks that we determine the steady-state creep rate at 250°C and 48 MPa (7000 psi).94 x 10-2 h-1 Excerpts from this work may be reproduced by instructors for distribution on a not-for-profit basis for testing or instructional purposes only to students enrolled in courses for which the textbook has been adopted.000 J / mol ln 2.5 x 10−3 h−1 = ln K 2 + n ln(55 MPa) − (8.97 and K2 = 3.31 J / mol . solving simultaneously for n and K2 leads to n = 9.31 J / mol . Using the data provided in the problem statement we can set up two independent equations as follows: 140. Thus it is now possible to Ý solve for ε s at 48 MPa and 523 K using Equation 8.4 x 10−2 h−1 = ln K 2 + n ln(69 MPa) − (8.000 J / mol ln 2.K)(523 K) ⎦ ( ) 1. Taking natural logarithms of both sides of Equation 8.8-36 Ý 8.20 yields Ý = ln K + n ln σ − ln ε s 2 Qc RT With the given data there are two unknowns in this equation--namely K2 and n. and the activation energy for creep. .K)(473 K) ( ) ( ) Now.20 as ⎛ Q ⎞ n c Ý ε s = K 2σ exp ⎜− RT ⎟ ⎠ ⎝ ⎡ ⎤ 140.

(b) As indicated by one set of dashed lines on the plot. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act without the permission of the copyright owner is unlawful.8). the fatigue life for 120 MPa is about 6 x 105 cycles (i. the log of the lifetime is about 5.e. Excerpts from this work may be reproduced by instructors for distribution on a not-for-profit basis for testing or instructional purposes only to students enrolled in courses for which the textbook has been adopted.8-18 8. the fatigue strength at 4 x 106 cycles [log (4 x 106) = 6.. .18 (a) The fatigue data for this alloy are plotted below.6] is about 100 MPa. (c) As noted by the other set of dashed lines.

50 280 MPa R= σ max = (c) The magnitude of the stress range σr is determined using Equation 8. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act without the permission of the copyright owner is unlawful.16 yields σ max − σ min = 210 MPa 2 σa = Or. 000 psi) Excerpts from this work may be reproduced by instructors for distribution on a not-for-profit basis for testing or instructional purposes only to students enrolled in courses for which the textbook has been adopted. σmax + σmin = 140 MPa Furthermore.17 the stress ratio R is determined as follows: σ min −140 MPa = − 0.8-14 Cyclic Stresses (Fatigue) The S-N Curve 8.14 (a) Given the values of σm (70 MPa) and σa (210 MPa) we are asked to compute σmax and σmin.14 σm = σ max + σ min = 70 MPa 2 Or.15 as σ r = σ max − σ min = 280 MPa − (−140 MPa) = 420 MPa (60. σmax – σmin = 420 MPa Simultaneously solving these two expressions leads to σ max = 280 MPa (40. From Equation 8. 000 psi) (b) Using Equation 8. 000 psi) σ min = − 140 MPa (−20. utilization of Equation 8. .

.12 (a) The plot of impact energy versus temperature is shown below. the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature according to this criterion is about –100°C. as noted on the plot by the other set of dashed lines.8-12 Impact Fracture Testing 8. the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature for an impact energy of 50 J is about –110°C. Any other reproduction or translation of this work beyond that permitted by Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act without the permission of the copyright owner is unlawful.5 J 2 Average = As indicated on the plot by the one set of dashed lines. (b) The average of the maximum and minimum impact energies from the data is 105 J + 24 J = 64. Excerpts from this work may be reproduced by instructors for distribution on a not-for-profit basis for testing or instructional purposes only to students enrolled in courses for which the textbook has been adopted. (c) Also.

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