In the present work the J-integral (indicated here as JVρ because two parallel flanks are not present) was calculated by using, along the free border, the exact analytical stress distribution for the ellipse and the asymptotic one for parabolic notches. The material was assumed as homogeneous isotropic and linear elastic. First, for an ellipse under remote tensile loading, the expression of JVρ has been analytically calculated on the basis of Inglis’ equations. The equations have been used to prove that, in terms of J-integral, the crack is the limit case of an equivalent elliptic notch. Furthermore, by distinguishing the symmetric and skew-symmetric terms, the well-known Stress Intensity Factors (SIF) of mode I and II for a crack in a wide plate under tension are obtained by adding a limiting condition. Second, by means of Creager–Paris’ equations, JVρ has been analytically calculated for a parabolic notch of assigned tip notch radius ρ. The asymptotic value of JVρ and the relationship between the peak stress and the relative SIF are the same as the ellipse. Finally, as an engineering application, we provide an accurate formula for the evaluation of the Notch Stress Intensity Factors of a crack, mainly subjected to tensile stress, from the peak stress of the equivalent ellipse under the same loading.

### Analytical evaluation of J-integral for elliptical and parabolic notches under mode I and mode II loading

#### Abstract

In the present work the J-integral (indicated here as JVρ because two parallel flanks are not present) was calculated by using, along the free border, the exact analytical stress distribution for the ellipse and the asymptotic one for parabolic notches. The material was assumed as homogeneous isotropic and linear elastic. First, for an ellipse under remote tensile loading, the expression of JVρ has been analytically calculated on the basis of Inglis’ equations. The equations have been used to prove that, in terms of J-integral, the crack is the limit case of an equivalent elliptic notch. Furthermore, by distinguishing the symmetric and skew-symmetric terms, the well-known Stress Intensity Factors (SIF) of mode I and II for a crack in a wide plate under tension are obtained by adding a limiting condition. Second, by means of Creager–Paris’ equations, JVρ has been analytically calculated for a parabolic notch of assigned tip notch radius ρ. The asymptotic value of JVρ and the relationship between the peak stress and the relative SIF are the same as the ellipse. Finally, as an engineering application, we provide an accurate formula for the evaluation of the Notch Stress Intensity Factors of a crack, mainly subjected to tensile stress, from the peak stress of the equivalent ellipse under the same loading.
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2007
Livieri, Paolo; Segala, Fausto
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