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Subcycle Fatigue Crack Growth Formulation for Constant and Variable Amplitude Loading

Abstract A previously developed small time scale fatigue crack growth model is improved, modified and extended with an emphasis on creating the simplest models that maintain the desired level of accuracy for a variety of materials. The model provides a means of estimating load sequence effects by continuously updating the crack opening stress every cycle, in a simplified manner. One of the significant phenomena of the crack opening stress under negative stress ratio is the residual tensile stress induced by the applied compressive stress. A modified coefficient is introduced to determine the extent to which residual stress impact the crack closure and is observed to vary for different materials. Several other literature models for crack closure unde... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Venkatesan, Karthik Rajan (Author) / Liu, Yongming (Advisor) / Oswald, Jay (Committee member) / Jiang, Hanqing (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Mechanics / closure / fatgiue crack / fracture / negative stress ratio / small time scale
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 72 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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