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A simple method of stress intensity factor calculation for inclined fluid-filled surface-breaking cracks under contact loading

Lookup NU author(s): Dr David Fletcher


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A simple method has been developed for the calculation of stress intensity factors for fluid-filled cracks under contact loading (typical of rolling contacts) and results compare well with existing data from more complex models.

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Author(s): Fletcher DI, Beynon JH

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Engineering Tribology

Year: 1999

Volume: 213

Issue: 4

Pages: 299-304

Print publication date: 01/04/1999

ISSN (print): 1350-6501

ISSN (electronic): 2041-305X

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.1243/1350650991542686


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