Procedure for estimating fracture energy from fracture surface roughness
Abstract
The fracture energy of a material is determined by first measuring the length of a profile of a section through a fractured surface of the material taken on a plane perpendicular to the mean plane of that surface, then determining the fractal dimensionality of the surface. From this, the yield strength of the material, and the Young's Modulus of that material, the fracture energy is calculated.
 Inventors:

 Kennewick, WA
 Issue Date:
 Research Org.:
 Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
 OSTI Identifier:
 867087
 Patent Number(s):
 4860589
 Assignee:
 Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
 Patent Classifications (CPCs):

G  PHYSICS G01  MEASURING G01N  INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
 DOE Contract Number:
 F4962087C0031
 Resource Type:
 Patent
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 procedure; estimating; fracture; energy; surface; roughness; material; determined; measuring; length; profile; section; fractured; plane; perpendicular; mean; determining; fractal; dimensionality; yield; strength; modulus; calculated; plane perpendicular; surface roughness; yield strength; fracture energy; /73/
Citation Formats
Williford, Ralph E. Procedure for estimating fracture energy from fracture surface roughness. United States: N. p., 1989.
Web.
Williford, Ralph E. Procedure for estimating fracture energy from fracture surface roughness. United States.
Williford, Ralph E. Sun .
"Procedure for estimating fracture energy from fracture surface roughness". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867087.
@article{osti_867087,
title = {Procedure for estimating fracture energy from fracture surface roughness},
author = {Williford, Ralph E},
abstractNote = {The fracture energy of a material is determined by first measuring the length of a profile of a section through a fractured surface of the material taken on a plane perpendicular to the mean plane of that surface, then determining the fractal dimensionality of the surface. From this, the yield strength of the material, and the Young's Modulus of that material, the fracture energy is calculated.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}