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Title: An updated continuum damage model to investigate fracture process of structures in DBTT region
Authors: Wang, ZX
Lu, J
Shi, HJ
Li, DF
Ma, X
Keywords: Continuum damage model
Fracture energy density
Stress triaxiality
Transition temperature region
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Source: International journal of fracture, 2008, v. 151, no. 2, p. 199-215 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of fracture 
Abstract: In the Ductile-Brittle Transition Temperature (DBTT) region, it is not realistic to take unique fracture stress or fracture strain as the fracture criterion to investigate the fracture properties. In this paper, an updated continuum damage model was proposed, in which the fracture energy density, a function of the stress triaxiality, temperature and strain rate in the transition region was taken as the critical damage factor. Uniaxial tension tests were carried out to get the basic material properties at different temperatures, to calibrate the fracture model constants and verify the validity of the damage model. The fracture behaviour of pipes with penetrating cracks under the internal pressure was experimentally investigated with the load-deflection curves and the crack propagation length captured from tests. The J - R curves were obtained from the testing results for different temperatures. Based on the Finite Element Analyses (FEA) with the proposed fracture criterion of the updated continuum damage model, the loading level of pipes with penetrating cracks were estimated and compared with the experimental results. Meanwhile the fracture processes of the pipeline structures in the transition region were reproduced. The experimental and numerical results agreed very well in present calculations. It has been shown that the fracture process in the transition region strongly depends on both the stress and strain states, and could be effectively predicted using the continuum damage model.
ISSN: 0376-9429
EISSN: 1573-2673
DOI: 10.1007/s10704-008-9250-2
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