The validity of the essential work of fracture (EWF) method and its relation to J-integral were questioned by applying it to three polymeric materials with different characteristics, in particular with respect to their yield behavior. The importance of having an almost fully yielded ligament before crack onset was considered. Only when this condition is met, an essential work parameter can be identified which is equivalent to the J-integral at crack initiation, as determined by the Begley–Landes multispecimen method. No correlation was found between the slopes of relevant EWF and J–R curves.

The essential work of fracture in relation to J-integral

RINK SUGAR, MARTA ELISABETH;ANDENA, LUCA;MARANO, CLAUDIA
2014

Abstract

The validity of the essential work of fracture (EWF) method and its relation to J-integral were questioned by applying it to three polymeric materials with different characteristics, in particular with respect to their yield behavior. The importance of having an almost fully yielded ligament before crack onset was considered. Only when this condition is met, an essential work parameter can be identified which is equivalent to the J-integral at crack initiation, as determined by the Begley–Landes multispecimen method. No correlation was found between the slopes of relevant EWF and J–R curves.
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