The package provides information needed to set up and present a short practical demonstration in a lecture. This LDP (Lecture Demonstration Package) is centred on crack propagation in inflated balloons. It would be suitable for a first year undergraduate course covering the basics of fracture.
After covering this lecture you should know:
- Stress Fields in Internally Pressurised Cylinders
- Griffith Treatment of the Energetics of Crack Propagation
It would be useful to look at the TLP on Brittle Fracture before you start.