Semwal , Nikhil (2018) *Experimental determination of apparent fracture toughness of aluminium sheet for varying strain rate.* MTech thesis.

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## Abstract

Preparation of aluminum samples with dimensions as 250mm (50mm grip length on each side)×50mm×0.3mm with different cracked geometry like single edge notch, double edge notch, centered cracked, inclined crack at an angle 30°, 45° and 60°.

Each sample will have three specimens, keeping the geometry of the samples as constant and by increasing the length of the crack, as for the case of single edge notch the crack length (a) is varied from 5mm,10mm,15mm,20mm,25mm. Similarly, for double edge notch the crack length (2a) is varied from 10mm, 20mm, 30mm, 40mm. For centered crack sample crack length(a) is varied from 5mm,10mm,15mm,20mm,25mm. For inclined crack at an angle 30°, 45°,60° the crack length (2a) is varied from 10mm,20mm,30mm,40mm,50mm, so a total number of 29 samples are prepared. After the preparation of the samples each sample is tested in tensile testing machine and the stress at maximum load is calculated for each sample.

For single edge notch, double edge notch, centered crack specimens the tensile test is done for 0.2mm/min strain rate and 1mm/min strain rate. For inclined crack sample tensile test was done for 0.2mm/min strain rate only.

Modelling of the above samples geometry and then calculating the value of stress intensity factor numerically using global energy compliance method and J‐integral method. Obtaining the apparent fracture toughness from stress intensity factor and stress at maximum load for each sample.

Item Type: | Thesis (MTech) |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | Apparent fracture toughness; Stress intensity factor; Crack; J-integral; Compliance; Strain rate |

Subjects: | Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Structural Engineering |

Divisions: | Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering |

ID Code: | 9532 |

Deposited By: | IR Staff BPCL |

Deposited On: | 20 Feb 2019 15:09 |

Last Modified: | 20 Feb 2019 15:09 |

Supervisor(s): | Gattu, Mahendra |

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