On the motion of an axial through crack in a pipe

A. F. Emery, M. Perl, W. J. Love, A. S. Kobayashi

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Based upon photographs of running cracks, a simple split ring model is proposed to simulate axially running cracks in very ductile materials. The model is used in conjunction with a one-dimensional transient fluid flow analysis to calculate the velocity of the crack and the fluid pressure history for air, cold water, and hot water-filled pipes. The model is capable of predicting crack initiation, extension, and arrest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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