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During the initial linear stage, when the crack length is small, L, the average crack extension rate decreases linearly with increasing K and increases with increasing a/L. During the transition stage, when the crack reaches a critical length, the crack extension rate first increases rapidly and then decreases to zero. This leads to a small increase in the ultimate crack extension rate, at which cracks propagate through the component. This occurs at Kmax. During the avalanche stage the crack growth rate G remains constant, as K is further increased. This leads to the exponential increase in G. Experimental and theoretical studies have shown that the average crack extension rate during the transition stage is nearly independent of the applied stress intensity factor range and is close to the critical crack extension rate of the underlying statistical damage process. In Figure 6, the critical crack extension rate is taken to be a / 3 a0-based value, where a0 is the crack tip to initial stress intensity factor range ratio at which nucleation of a micro-crack occurs. This value is related to the fracture toughness of the material.
One of the most interesting problems today is about how the use of additive manufacturing techniques, for example 3D printing, can improve the tolerances of manufacturing processes. It seems that additive manufacturing is based on using layers of materials to create a structural 3D object. This can be used in very different areas, such as in the design of building spaces, such as the interior design, or in the building of automobile parts or other engineering products.
These OTIF-related challenges are starting to become evident. In 2013, the prime contractor for the New York City subway system, MetroTech , started including the number of stops made on each line of the subway system as one of the metrics used to collect and analyze its performance data. In July 2016, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a methodology based on the Department of Defense standard for measuring logistics performance, making the New York City subway system the first U.S. transit agency to adopt this perspective for its performance management.
If the stress intensity factor of Mode I is less than the value corresponding to Kc (i.e., 0.81), then failure occurs at the specimen level with no change of load. If Mode I is greater than Kc (i.e., 0.81), then crack closure occurs, and failure occurs when the stress intensity factor of Mode I reaches the value corresponding to Kc (i.e., 0.81). The pressure-induced fracture toughness of Mode I is Kc = 0.84. However, if Mode I is less than Kc then initial failure occurs at the specimen level.