Q3: Suppose that a wing component on an aircraft is fabricated from an aluminum alloy that has a plane strain fracture toughness of 40 MPa vm.It has been determined that fracture results at a stress of 365 MPa(53,000 psi) when the maximum internal crack length is 2.5 mm (0.10in.). For this same component and alloy, compute the stress level at which fracture will occur for a critical internal crack length of 4.0 mm(0.16 in.).

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