The boundary element method is employed to determine polynomial influence coefficients of stress intensity factors, KI, for a semi-elliptical crack in internally pressurized thick-walled curved tubing. Numerical results of these coefficients are obtained for a wide range of geometric parameters; they are the bend radius ratio, cross-sectional radius ratio, angular extent of the bend, and relative crack depth. The use of influence coefficients allows KI solutions to be determined for different load cases without repetitive 3D stress analysis of the cracked body. This is demonstrated for the case of autofrettage where the effects on KI of the residual stresses arising from it are presented.
Influence Coefficients of Stress Intensity Factors for Curved Tubing With a Semi-Elliptical Crack
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Plante, K., and Tan, C. (September 10, 2012). "Influence Coefficients of Stress Intensity Factors for Curved Tubing With a Semi-Elliptical Crack." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. October 2012; 134(5): 051204. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4006857
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