|Title||Discussion: Strength-to-fracture scaling in scratching|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Akono A-T, Ulm F-J, Bažant ZP|
|Journal||Engineering Fracture Mechanics|
|Pagination||21 - 28|
In their paper, Lin and Zhou (2013) add a new dimension to the scratch test analysis, challenging the applicability of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics to scratch tests. The question raised is how to integrate the three-dimensionality of scratch tests into the energetic Size Effect Law (SEL) formulated by Bažant for quasi-brittle materials. We show that Lin and Zhou’s analysis, although relevant is incomplete, as it neglects the blade width, which is critical for the fracture property assessment. In return, if the blade width is properly taken into account, the SEL here proposed is a formidable means to ascertain the fracture toughness from scratching.
|Short Title||Engineering Fracture Mechanics|