Paolo Livieri Fausto Segala https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2444-6261


In the present work, the stress intensity factor (SIF) of a small embedded square-like flaw is calculated by means of a procedure based on the Oore-Burns integral. An explicit equation is given to evaluate the SIF along the two axes of symmetry that correspond to the points where the SIF takes its maximum and minimum value on the contour crack. The SIF is calculated in accordance with FE numerical results.


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    Livieri, P. and Segala, F. (2020) “A closed form for the Stress Intensity Factor of a small embedded square-like flaw”, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 14(54), pp. 182–191. doi: 10.3221/IGF-ESIS.54.13.