A recently developed ductile/brittle theory of materials failure is evaluated. The failure theory applies to all homogeneous and isotropic materials. The determination of the ductile/brittle transition is an integral and essential part of the failure theory. The evaluation process emphasizes and examines all aspects of the ductile versus the brittle nature of failure, including the ductile limit and the brittle limit of materials' types. The failure theory is proved to be extraordinarily versatile and comprehensive. It even allows derivation of the associated ductile/brittle transition temperature. This too applies to all homogeneous and isotropic materials and not just some subclass of materials' types. This evaluation program completes the development of the failure theory.
Evaluation of Ductile/Brittle Failure Theory and Derivation of the Ductile/Brittle Transition Temperature
Manuscript received November 4, 2015; final manuscript received November 9, 2015; published online December 8, 2015. Editor: Yonggang Huang.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Cite Icon Cite
- Search Site
Christensen, R. M. (December 8, 2015). "Evaluation of Ductile/Brittle Failure Theory and Derivation of the Ductile/Brittle Transition Temperature." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. February 2016; 83(2): 021001. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4032014
Download citation file:
- Ris (Zotero)
- Reference Manager