Biaxial stress effects on estimating J under combined mechanical and thermal stresses

Chang Young Oh, Yun Jae Kim, Peter Budden, Robert A. Ainsworth

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In this paper, the applicability to bi-axial stress states of a simple approximation proposed in our previous work for quantifying the elastic-plastic J under combined primary and secondary stresses is investigated.To produce the bi-axial stress states, circumferential cracked pipes under combined pressure, axial tension (or compression) and thermal stresses are considered. The results suggest that the proposed approximation can be applied to bi-axial stress states, and is slightly more conservative for bi-axial mechanical stresses than for uni-axial ones. The degree of conservatism decreases with increasing strain hardening exponent and with increasing relative magnitude of secondary stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-374
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Bi-axial stress
  • Combined primary and secondary stresses
  • Finite element analysis
  • J-integral
  • V-factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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