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Handbook for Damage Tolerant Design

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      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Fundamentals of Damage Tolerance
      • 3. Damage Size Characterizations
      • 4. Residual Strength
      • 5. Analysis Of Damage Growth
      • 6. Examples of Damage Tolerant Analyses
      • 7. Damage Tolerance Testing
      • 8. Force Management and Sustainment Engineering
      • 9. Structural Repairs
      • 10. Guidelines for Damage Tolerance Design and Fracture Control Planning
      • 11. Summary of Stress Intensity Factor Information
        • 0. Summary of Stress Intensity Factor Information
        • 1. Background of Stress Intensity Factors
        • 2. Methodology For Determining Stress Intensity Factors
        • 3. Selected Stress Intensity Factor Cases
        • 5. Computer Codes
        • 6. References
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Section 11.0. Summary of Stress Intensity Factor Information

The stress intensity factor equation is the foundation on which fracture mechanics methodologies are built.  This section will uncover some of the mystique behind the stress intensity factor development and also provide a catalogue of developed stress intensity factors for applications to future analyses.