Load biaxiality and fracture: a two-sided history of complementing errors

@inproceedings{Eftis1987LoadBA,
  title={Load biaxiality and fracture: a two-sided history of complementing errors},
  author={John Eftis},
  year={1987}
}
Abstract It is the view of many engineers associated with fracture mechanics, materials science and mechanical design that for bodies containing plane cracks, loads that are applied in a direction that is parallel to the plane of the crack, in addition to the tensile load acting in the direction perpendicular to it, can have no influence upon the fracture behavior of the body. This point of view has persisted for the past sixty years or so, and still continues to persist, despite the paucity of… CONTINUE READING