Analytical corrections for double-cantilever beam tests
journal contributionposted on 28.06.2021, 08:34 by Tianyu Chen, Christopher HarveyChristopher Harvey, Simon WangSimon Wang, Vadim SilberschmidtVadim Silberschmidt
Double-cantilever beams (DCBs) are widely used to study mode-I fracture behavior and to measure mode-I fracture toughness under quasi-static loads. Recently, the authors have developed analytical solutions for DCBs under dynamic loads with consideration of structural vibration and wave propagation. There are two methods of beam-theory-based data reduction to determine the energy release rate: (i) using an effective built-in boundary condition at the crack tip, and (ii) employing an elastic foundation to model the uncracked interface of the DCB. In this letter, analytical corrections for a crack-tip rotation of DCBs under quasi-static and dynamic loads are presented, afforded by combining both these data-reduction methods and the authors’ recent analytical solutions for each. Convenient and easy-to-use analytical corrections for DCB tests are obtained, which avoid the complexity and difficulty of the elastic foundation approach, and the need for multiple experimental measurements of DCB compliance and crack length. The corrections are, to the best of the authors’ knowledge, completely new. Verification cases based on numerical simulation are presented to demonstrate the utility of the corrections.
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