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Homework Help: Stress intensity factor

  1. Oct 18, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The stress intensity factor is defined as:

    [tex]\Delta K_1(m,a(m))=\Delta q(m)\sqrt{\pi*a(m)}[/tex]

    My question is: is [tex]\Delta K_1(m,a(m))[/tex] the same as [tex]\Delta K_1(m)[/tex]

    Because my book says: ''[tex]\Delta K_1(m)[/tex] is the mode 1 stress intensity factor'' is that just the same as: [tex]\Delta K_1(m,a(m))[/tex]

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 18, 2009 #2


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    That has to depend upon the conventions used by your particular text.
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