Local deformation field and fracture characterization of mode I V-notch tip are studied using coherent gradient sensing (CGS). First, the governing equations that relate to the CGS measurements and the elastic solution at mode I V-notch tip are derived in terms of the stress intensity factor, material constant, notch angle and fringe order. Then, a series of CGS fringe patterns of mode I V-notch are simulated, and the effects of the notch angle on the shape and size of CGS fringe pattern are analyzed. Finally, the local deformation field and fracture characterization of mode I V-notch tip with different V-notch angles are experimentally investigated using three-point-bending specimen via CGS method. The CGS interference fringe patterns obtained from experiments and simulations show a good agreement. The stress intensity factor obtained from CGS measurements shows a good agreement with finite element results under K-dominant assumption. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Yao, X. F., Yeh, H. Y., & Xu, W. (2006). Fracture investigation at V-notch tip using coherent gradient sensing (CGS). International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43(5), 1189–1200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2005.03.043