Further results in J and CTOD estimation procedures for SE(T) fracture specimens - Part II: Weld centerline cracks Academic Article uri icon


  • This work examines the effect of weld strength mismatch on J and CTOD fracture parameters using single edge notch tension (SE(T)) specimens. A central objective of the study is to enlarge on previous J and CTOD estimation procedures based upon plastic eta factors () described in Part I for centerline-cracked welds. The present analyses provide a large set of -factors for a wide range of crack sizes (a/. W-ratio) and material properties, including different levels of weld strength mismatch, which are applicable in improved estimation equations for J and CTOD for weld centerline notched SE(T) specimens. 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Paredes, M., & Ruggieri, C.

citation count

  • 43

complete list of authors

  • Paredes, Marcelo||Ruggieri, Claudio

publication date

  • July 2012