A Green’s Function for the Stress-Intensity Factors of Edge Cracks and Its Application to Thermal Stresses

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A. F. Emery

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.; Sandia Corporation, Livermore, Calif.

G. E. Walker

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

J. A. Williams

Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash.

J. Basic Eng 91(4), 618-624 (Dec 01, 1969) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3571199 History: Received July 29, 1968; Online November 03, 2011


A Green’s function for the computation of stress-intensity factors for edge cracks in rectangular plates is given for any distribution of stress in the uncracked plate which is tensile over the crack length. The function is used to compute stress intensity factors for transient thermal stresses produced by sudden cooling of one edge. Experimentally measured stresses and stress-intensity factors are given and shown to be in good agreement with the predicted values.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
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