On loading rate effects in toughening processes

  title={On loading rate effects in toughening processes},
  author={Surinder Tandon and Katherine T. Faber},
Environmental crack tip reactions are a known source of premature fracture in oxides. These rate-dependent phenomena commonly are studied in strength tests where loading rate serves as the major experimental variable. A material susceptible to environmentally-assisted crack growth is stronger at fast testing rates. A topic which has received far less attention is the influence of stressing rate or loading rate on the shielding processes which occur at some distance from the crack tip… CONTINUE READING

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