Functions have been derived for a linear-elastic fracture mechanics specimen of an arc-shape, which because of this shape, can be removed relatively easily from pipes or cylindrical components. These specimens can be used for determining crack resistance curves using the J-integral so that, even for thinner components, it is relatively simple to obtain crack growth laws with crack propagation direction over the wall thickness. The ductile fracture mechanics characteristics determined on arc-shaped specimens corresponds well with the values determined on side-grooved CT-25 specimens.

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