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Paper online: An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches (Engineering Fracture Mechanics)

Liu, M., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Liu, B., and Chen, C. (2015) An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 149, 134-142. [DOI] Abstract: In order to investigate the brittle failure of key-hole-notched components, the stress distribution at notch tips is studied numerically and theoretically. A semi-analytical formula is developed for the maximum notch-tip-stress, incorporating crack-tip-blunting, […]

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Paper online (Extreme Mechanics Letters) on wrinkling in defected metal thin films

Flores-Johnson, E. A., Rupert, T. J., Hemker, K. J., Gianola, D. S., & Gan, Y. (2015). Modelling wrinkling interactions produced by patterned defects in metal thin films. Extreme Mechanics Letters. In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eml.2015.07.002 Abstract Wrinkling patterns in freestanding metal thin films under tensile loading are investigated through finite-element simulations with experimental validation. Numerical simulations of […]

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