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Eric Breitbarth Tobias Strohmann Michael Besel Stefan Reh

Abstract

Digital image correlation (DIC) is a technique in experimental mechanics to acquire full-field measurement data of displacements and deformations from the surface of specimens or components. Especially for the investigations of cracks it provides additional benefits. The actually present deformation field in the vicinity of the crack tip can be obtained which directly reflects for example crack closure effects or plasticity. Against this background the paper summarizes a procedure to compute the J integral and the stress intensity factors KI and KII based on DIC data. For this purpose the J and interaction integral are computed as line and domain integrals. Through experiments it is shown that the domain integral is less affected by scatter of the DIC data. Furthermore, the specific domain, facet sizes and facet distances slightly influence the results.

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Section
SI: Characterisation of Crack Tip Fields