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Fracture analysis of plastic-bonded explosive by digital image correlation technique
Author(s): M. Li; J. Zhang; Chun-Yang Xiong; J. Fang; Y. Hao; M. P. Wen
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Paper Abstract

Plastic-bonded explosive is a kind of energy material used in military and civil engineering. It serves also as structures or components to sustain external loads. Safety and reliability of the material is of importance to prevent damage and fracture during both manufacturing and usage procedure. Digital image correlation technique was applied to analyze the deformation field of the material near crack tip. The specimen was loaded by uniaxial compression and a slot was preset at the specimen edge with 45 degrees orientation. The speckle images were captured during the load and the surface patterns were matched by correlation computation to obtain the displacement components. The stress intensity factors of the crack tip were evaluated by the deformation in the near region of the crack. By the comparison of the strain field and the surface profile, the damage form of the material can be analyzed that showed brittle behavior with axial splitting fracture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4537, Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, (29 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468795
Show Author Affiliations
M. Li, Peking Univ. (China)
J. Zhang, Peking Univ. (China)
Chun-Yang Xiong, Peking Univ. (China)
J. Fang, Peking Univ. (China)
Y. Hao, Institute of Chemical Materials (China)
M. P. Wen, Institute of Chemical Materials (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4537:
Third International Conference on Experimental Mechanics

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