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Simulation Of Stage I Fatigue Crack Growth In A Polycrystal Through Coupled FEM And Discrete Dislocation Dynamics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FDM030371

Volume

40

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

453.09 kb

Author(s)

G. Bertolino, V. Doquet & M Sauzay

Abstract

Simulation of stage I fatigue crack growth in a polycrystal through coupled FEM and discrete dislocation dynamics G. ~ertolino',~, V. ~ o ~ u e t ' & M. sauzay2 I L. M. S., CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France 'CEA, DEN-DMN-SRMA, France Abstract An attempt to model the variability of short crack development in high-cycle fatigue is made by coupling finite element computations of the stresses ahead of a microcrack in a polycrystal with simulations of crack growth along slip planes based on discrete dislocations dynamics. The model predicts a large scatter in growth rates related to the crystallographic disorientations along the crack path. It also describes qualitatively the influence of the mean grain size and the fact that overloads may suppress the endurance limit by allowing arrested cracks to cross the grain boundaries. 1 Introduction High-cycle fatigue is characterised by a large scatter in fatigue lives which reflects the scatter in mechanical conditions encountered by short cracks in the

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