For the purpose of comparing crack growth characteristics on small indentation cracks with those for long cracks, subcritical crack growth data on soda-lime glass were obtained using the compact type (CT) specimens with long cracks and the indentation cracks. It was found that there is apparently a small crack effect in the as-indented cracks which increases crack growth. However, the annealed indentation crack shows the same trend of crack growth as that for the CT specimens. A residual stress effect can be used to explain this anomalous growth behavior of the as-indented cracks.

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