Methods for including constraint effects within the SINTAP procedures

R. A. Ainsworth, I. Sattari-Far, A. H. Sherry, D. G. Hooton, I. Hadley

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    To enable constraint-based approaches to be applied to the practical assessment of defective components, development work within SINTAP has addressed a number of issues: constraint parameters for surface defects, constraint parameters for secondary stresses, simplified weight function methods for calculation of T-stress and relevant fracture toughness data. This paper describes these developments and indicates how the methods have been included in the overall SINTAP procedures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)563-571
    Number of pages8
    JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000


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