Notch stress intensity factors under mixed mode loadings: An overview of recent advanced methods for rapid calculation
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Original versionFrattura ed Integrità Strutturale. 2017, 11 (42), 196-204. 10.3221/IGF-ESIS.42.21
Recently some methods for the rapid calculation of notch stress intensity factors (NSIFs) have been developed and three of them are compared in this work. First, the criteria proposed by Lazzarin et al. and Treifi et al. have been reviewed. The former is based on the calculation of the mean value of SED on two different control volume (characterized by two different radius values) centred at the stress singularity point, whereas the latter takes advantage of the strain energy density averaged within two control volumes (semi-circular sector) centred at the notch tip. Then, a new method based on the evaluation of the total and deviatoric SED averaged in a single control volume has been proposed. Finally, plate specimens weakened by different notch geometries have been subjected to the application of the above mentioned methods and the obtained values of the NSIFs have been compared with those derived according to Gross and Mendelson.