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A dislocation model of plasticity with particular application to fatigue crack closure

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The ability to predict fatigue crack growth rates is essential in safety critical systems. The discovery of fatigue crack closure in 1970 caused a flourish of research in attempts to simulate this behaviour, which crucially affects crack growth rates. Historically, crack tip plasticity models have been based on one-dimensional rays of plasticity emanating from the crack tip, either co-linear with the crack (for the case of plane stress), or at a chosen angle in the plane of analysis (for p...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Research group:
University Technology Centre for Solid Mechanics
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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MPLS
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Engineering Science
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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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McKellar, D
Publication date:
2001
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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