Systematic assessment and validation of compliance-based crack closure measurements in fatigue


Xu, Y., Gregson, P.J. and Sinclair, I. (2000) Systematic assessment and validation of compliance-based crack closure measurements in fatigue. Materials Science and Engineering A, 284, (1-2), 114-125. (doi:10.1016/S0921-5093(00)00758-9).

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Different methods of closure measurement and issues related to the identification of closure points are examined. Based on compliance curves obtained from crack mouth clip gauges and near-tip strain gauges, a systematic assessment of closure measurements has been made by a variety of non-subjective methods. Closure results obtained from compliance curves are also compared with direct crack tip observations. For results obtained on a commercial Al alloy, AA2024-T351 plate, it is shown that curve fitting methods based on a combination of linear and quadratic functions provide particularly sensitive and consistent closure measurements. The potential separation of plane stress and plane strain closure effects that arise in real, three-dimensional specimens is demonstrated via a combination of global compliance measurements and the use of side-grooved specimens

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0921-5093 (print)
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Keywords: al alloy, fatigue, crack growth, closure measurements, shielding
Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 21594
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:10
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/21594

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