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Fatigue Crack Growth Of Semi-elliptical Cracks Under Bending Combined With Steady Torsion

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LD960981

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1996

Size

781 kb

Author(s)

M.A. Fonte & M.M. de Freitas

Abstract

An analysis of the influence of steady torsion loading on fatigue crack growth of semi-elliptical cracks under rotating and reversed bending is presented. The crack growth has been studied in two different fatigue machines which perform mixed mode (i+m) loading obtained by cyclic mode I (AKj) with superimposed static mode III (%J loading. Tests were carried out on cylindrical specimens in Ck45k steel and the results are compared in both loading conditions: rotating and reversed bending with and without steady torsion. Results show that the static mode III loading superimposed to mode I leads to a significant reduction on the crack growth rates. The influence of these phenomena could be related with an increased "crack closure effect" associated

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