Fracture Mechanics Animations

Why do we need Fracture Mechanics?

Mode I Loading

Mode II Loading

Mode III Loading

Stress Intensity Factor - K

K and KIC

K Equals Kc

Kc for Thick and Thin Bodies

Variation of sx around Crack Tip
Variation of sy around Crack Tip

Variation of txy around Crack Tip

Energy Release Rate - G

Stress Singularity

Crack Growth in Metals

Transition Crack Length

Transition Crack Length 2

Transition Crack Length 3

Small Defect

Torsional Loading

Plane Stress vs. Plane Strain


All Fracture Animations Copyright © 1997 David E. Hall
     Mechanical Engineering Program
     Louisiana Tech University
     Ruston, LA