Predicting ductile fracture of cracked pipes using small punch test data

Jong Min Lee, Jin Ha Hwang, Yun Jae Kim, Jin Weon Kim

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This paper proposes a numerical method to simulate ductile fracture of a cracked pipe using small punch test data. The method is using FE damage analysis method based on the multi-axial fracture strain energy density model. The parameters in the damage model can be extracted solely from small punch test data, using which compact tension and circumferential through-wall cracked pipe tests are simulated. To validate the proposed method, simulation results are compared with TP316L experimental data. For the compact tension test, faster crack growth is predicted but for the pipe test, good agreement is obtained. The effect of the stress triaxiality on the prediction accuracy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104211
JournalEuropean Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by Ministry of Science and ICT ( NRF-2018M2A8A4084016 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 Elsevier Masson SAS


  • Ductile fracture simulation
  • Finite element damage analysis
  • Fracture toughness estimation
  • Small punch test
  • Stress-modified fracture strain energy density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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