Three-dimensional crack growth in multi-layered architectures for automotive plain bearings

Burke-Veliz, A., Reed, P.A.S. and Syngellakis, S. (2009) Three-dimensional crack growth in multi-layered architectures for automotive plain bearings. In, 12th International Conference on Fracture, Ottawa, Canada, 12 - 17 Jul 2009. 10pp.


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The assessment of shielding and anti-shielding effects on crack growth in multi-layered architectures is achieved using elasto-plastic finite element models. Initially, the evolution of straight, deflected and bifurcated cracks is studied through two-dimensional models with blunted crack tips using the maximum tangential strain as a criterion for deflection and the crack opening displacement as the crack driving force. The methodology is extended to three dimensions assuming only elastic material behavior; some initial analysis results on the effects of shielding along the crack front are presented and discussed

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Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Computational Engineering and Design
ePrint ID: 73398
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July 2009Published
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:06

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