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Analysis Of The Effect Of Kmax On The Fatigue Crack Propagation Threshold

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FDM030191

Volume

40

Pages

6

Published

2003

Size

219.99 kb

Author(s)

J. Zhang, J. Z. Zhang & S. Y. Du

Abstract

Analysis of the effect of Kmax on the fatigue crack propagation threshold J. zhangl, J. Z. zhang2 & S. Y. D U ~ arbin in University of Science and Technology, Harbin, China 2~chool of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China 3 Composite Research Centre, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China Abstract In-situ SEM observations have revealed that fatigue crack propagation is caused by the shear band decohesion around the crack tip and the formation and cracking of the shear band is mainly caused by the plasticity generated in the loading part of a load cycle. Based on the crack tip plasticity a theoretical analysis has been performed and a model has been set up to consider the effect of the applied stress ratio on the fatigue crack propagation threshold. The obtained results have been compared with published test data and a good agreement has been achieved. This method is very easy to use and no fatigue crack closure measurement is needed, therefo

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