Modeling of Fatigue Crack Propagation

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Yanyao Jiang, Miaolin Feng

University of Nevada, Mechanical Engineering Department (312), Reno, NV 89557

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 126(1), 77-86 (Jan 22, 2004) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1631026 History: Received September 30, 2002; Revised June 20, 2003; Online January 22, 2004
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Schematic illustration of fatigue damage per loading cycle near crack tip
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Round compact tension specimen (all dimensions in mm)
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Crack propagation with the effect of R-ratio
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Overload effect on crack growth
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Finite element mesh model
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Stress–strain responses for a material point near crack tip
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Distribution of fatigue damage per loading cycle near crack tip
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Stabilization of the damaging area with number of cycles
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Dependence of fatigue damage on material plane orientation
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Process of crack closure for R=−1 case
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Plastic zone before and after overload



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