Experimental Study on Local Plastic Collapse in a Plate Weakened by Two Collinear Cracks
School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
2 Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA 5095, Australia
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Fracture and fatigue assessment of structures weakened by multiple site damage (MSD) currently represents a challenging problem. Here, we communicate the outcomes of an experimental study conducted on a plate weakened by two closely-spaced collinear cracks, which represents the simplest form of MSD. The experimental results are used to verify the predictions of a recently developed theoretical approach.
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