WIT Press


Numerical Analysis Of The Fatigue Crack Growth On Gears

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DM000231

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

647 kb

Author(s)

B. Abersek & S. Glodez

Abstract

During designing it is important to be able to know as accurately as possible the entire service life. In this case the model of initiation and growth of short cracks as well as model of growth of long cracks are important. From the theory it is known that the defects, i.e., the cracks causing destruction or fracture of the basic function of the individual components, spent almost 80 - 90 percent of the entire service life in micro conditions, i.e., in conditions in which they cannot be detected by standard non-destructive methods. Therefore it is very important to have as precise computation models for determination of the service life. For this area we used Bilby, Cottrell and Swinden model which is based on the theory of continuously distributed dislocations. In the presented work the model is complemented with random generation of structure of material before cracks. Such a model is i

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