Crack detection with strain gages and the body force method

Hiroshi Noguchi, Toyomitsu Harada

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The development of a stress estimation method based on the concept of 'Pseudo-3-D problem'. According to this method, a surface of a notched region of 3-D stress field, is treated as a pseudo 3-D plate without thickness. The method is applied to detect a crack near a notch of 3-D structures. The results of elastic finite element method (FEM) analysis is used to bring correct boundary conditions in stress estimation on the effect of strain gage's noise. The maximum stress is not generated at the notch edge but at the crack tip in a notched plate with a crack. Antiplane bending occurs on the plane containing the hidden crack due to the nonconformity of the centers in the tension and the ligaments. It is found that the forces and the Poisson's effect generate secondary deformation of the arrow that causes secondary compressive stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-769
Number of pages5
JournalStructural Engineering and Mechanics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 20 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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