Investigation of roughness induced crack closure effects in fatigue

Parry, M.R., Syngellakis, S. and Sinclair, I. (2000) Investigation of roughness induced crack closure effects in fatigue. In, Selvadurai, A.P.S. and Brebbia, C.A. (eds.) Damage and Fracture Mechanics VI: Computer Aided Assessment and Control. Southampton, UK, Wessex Institute of Technology, 313-322. (Engineering Sciences, 26). (doi:10.2495/DM000291).


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The incidence of roughness induced fatigue crack closure has been studied by finite element modelling.

Results show an increasing effect of crack path angle on closure levels with the closure mechanism being strongly dependent on residual plastic strains in the wake rather than global shear displacements of the fracture surfaces.

An analytical expression for the functional dependence of roughness induced closure has been produced which shows reasonable agreement with the finite element results.

Item Type: Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.2495/DM000291
ISBNs: 1853128120 (hardback)
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 21406
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Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2007
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