Photoelastic Determination of Mixed Mode Stress Intensity Factors

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Technology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology


A two dimensional finite model with inclined crack at different crack angles are being analyzed in mixed mode condition using photo elasticity method for the determination of Stress Intensity Factors. The well-known Sih’s equation and three points deterministic approach is used for the determination of stress intensity factors. The effects of biaxial load factor, crack angle, size factors were studied and a regression model was developed for geometry correction to predict Stress Intensity Factors. The results give a good compromise to the theoretical one. The experimental result also gives significant data for the two dimensional mixed mode loading conditions.


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