A Back-Faced Strain Compliance Expression for the Compact Tension Specimen

William T. Riddell, Robert S. Piascik

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A numerically generated expression to determine crack length in a compact tension specimen from back-faced strain compliance is presented. The numerically generated back-faced strain expression is bounded by two experimentally determined expressions previously published in the literature. Additionally, stress intensity factor and crack-mouth opening expressions are determined. These expressions agree well with previously published results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Testing and Evaluation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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