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A Critical Plane-energy Model for Multiaxial Fatigue Life Prediction of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Materials

Abstract A new critical plane-energy model is proposed in this thesis for multiaxial fatigue life prediction of homogeneous and heterogeneous materials. Brief review of existing methods, especially on the critical plane-based and energy-based methods, are given first. Special focus is on one critical plane approach which has been shown to work for both brittle and ductile metals. The key idea is to automatically change the critical plane orientation with respect to different materials and stress states. One potential drawback of the developed model is that it needs an empirical calibration parameter for non-proportional multiaxial loadings since only the strain terms are used and the out-of-phase hardening cannot be considered. The energy-based mode... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Wei, Haoyang (Author) / Liu, Yongming (Advisor) / Jiang, Hanqing (Committee member) / Oswald, Jay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / critical plane / energy / heterogeneous materials / homogeneous materials / life prediction / multiaxial fatigue
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 86 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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