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# AER

## E 564 FRACTURE MECHANICS

EXAM 1

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ADRIN LIGORI VANCHI ARASU
AER E 564 FRACTURE MECHANICS
EXAM 1

Submitted by
ADRIN LIGORI VANCHI ARASU
AER E 564 FRACTURE MECHANICS
EXAM 1
1. Given
Internal Diameter = 90 mm
Outer Diameter = 110 mm
Ys = 550 MPa
KIc = 30Mpa/
Flaw length, 2c = 4.5 mm
Flaw depth, 2a = 1.5 mm

The shape factor as a factor of aspect ratio is given by
!.!"
= 1 + 1.464 = 1.238141181

The stress intensity factor for an elliptical flaw is given by
1.2
= = 0.04884254

= .

110
= = 11
10
Therefore, thin walled cylinder equations no longer hold since stresses vary
significantly between inner and outer surfaces. Therefore the pressure is
determined using the values from thick cylinder equations.
! !
= ! = .
+ !
2. Given
!
=
24

!
=
12

= 200

! = 300 !

2 = 60
= 10.1
= 0.97

! !
= =
24 2!

Compliance is given as follows
!
= =
2!

= = . !

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ADRIN LIGORI VANCHI ARASU
AER E 564 FRACTURE MECHANICS
EXAM 1

=

= = .

3.

In this question we have option 1, which is a single layer of 20mm sheet and
option 2, which is a 20 layers of 1mm sheets.
The material is subjected to only tensile load of 200KN. So, the material
follows Mode-1 fracture.
a = 40mm
= 0.3
= 210
Stress Intensity Factor Calculation
Since both option 1 and option 2 have same area where it is subjected to
tensile load. The stress and the stress intensity factor of both option 1 and
option2 are the same and are given as follows.
200000
= = = 100
0.020.1
= . = .

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ADRIN LIGORI VANCHI ARASU
AER E 564 FRACTURE MECHANICS
EXAM 1
But on the other hand the option 1 is a simple plane strain problem because
of the finite thickness of the plate. So,

= ! = = . . /

For option 2, the plates follow plane stress condition because the thickness is
negligible when compared to the other dimensions of the plate.

= ! = = . .

(b)
Given
25
! =
!
For Option 1,

= ! =

= = . .

= .

= = .
.

, = = .
+

= = .

, = = . /

For Option 2,

= !

= = . .
= .

= = .
.

, = = .
+

= = .
+

, = = . /

The stiffness of the Option 1 is greater than Option 2. So, the crack in
option 2 propagates faster than option 1. So, Option 1 is the better model of
the two.

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ADRIN LIGORI VANCHI ARASU
AER E 564 FRACTURE MECHANICS
EXAM 1
(c) The stiffness of the two configurations are not the same. It is because
option 1 follows plane strain and option 2 follows plane stress condition.

= ( )

=
+
4. Given
= 100
! = 24.5
! = 0.3
! = 25.5
! = 0.3025
= 70
= 25

=

=

, = = = /

= ! =

= = .

5. (a)
I feel that the exam is perfect with practical application problems and fair.
I also feel that the lecture notes and review materials covers all the topics
in this exam, which makes this exam a fair one. I learnt a lot from this
course especially from assignments and this exam.
(b)
This exam took me about three sessions of about one and a half to two
hours each.
(d)
The class teaching and lecture notes are really amazing. I love the fact
that we discuss real time examples and it is really a fun experience taking
this class.
(e)
I consent that the material presented in this exam is based on my
own thinking and I have never consulted with my colleagues or any
third person to address any of the exam questions.
Name: Adrin Ligori Vanchi Arasu Date:10/11/16

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