Mode I fatigue crack growth reduction mechanisms after a single mode II load cycle
2006 (English)In: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, ISSN 0013-7944, E-ISSN 1873-7315, Vol. 73, no 13, 1833-1848 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A single Mode 11 load cycle, large enough to create residual displacements, decreases the subsequent Mode I crack growth rate. The distance for Mode I crack growth rate to fully recover, i.e., revert to the same da/dN as before Mode 11 load, is much longer than Mode 11 plastic zone size. The higher Mode 11 load, the larger is the reduction in growth rate and the longer the recovery distance. Higher Mode I R-ratio means smaller reduction in growth rate. Above a certain R-ratio, no reduction occurs at all. In the present study it is found that the reduction in growth rate is solely caused by crack closure due to tangential displacement of crack-surface irregularities that induce a surface mismatch between the upper and lower crack faces. The mechanism is called Mode II-induced crack closure. A model based on both analytical and experimental results is developed in order to estimate the degree of Mode II-induced crack closure after a Mode 11 load.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 73, no 13, 1833-1848 p.
crack closure, fatigue crack growth, Mode II overload
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8982DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2006.02.015ISI: 000239984900007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33744944545OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8982DiVA: diva2:14504
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