Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2014

Publication Title

Engineering Fracture Mechanics

Abstract

The crack growth rate during cyclic loading is investigated via numerical simulations. The crack advancement is governed by a propagation criterion that relates the increment in plastically dissipated energy ahead of the crack tip to a critical value. Once this critical value is satisfied, crack propagation is modeled via a node release scheme. Thus, the crack growth rate is an output from the numerical simulation. The crack growth rate predicted by the proposed scheme is compared with published experimental crack growth data in the Paris-regime for selected metals. A good match is found between the experimentally observed crack growth rates and the numerically obtained results. The Paris coefficients are subsequently evaluated from the numerically obtained crack growth rates.

DOI

10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.04.013

Version

Postprint

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Volume

124-125

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