WIT Press


Boundary Element Low Cycle Fatigue Damage Analysis Of Cracked Components

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE990011

Volume

25

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

683 kb

Author(s)

T. Hinks & A. El-Zafrany

Abstract

Low cycle fatigue analysis is quantification of damage based on the stress - strain (e-N) relationships such as those proposed by Manson and Coffin. The applicability and usefulness of low cycle fatigue damage analysis depends on the employ of an efficient cyclic-plasticity analysis which can appropriately take into account kinematic hardening models. In a recent publication, the authors introduced the application of the boundary element method (BEM) to the analysis and quantification of low cycle fatigue damage analysis of uncracked engineering components, where equivalent strains were employed in conjunction

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