Burke-Veliz, A., Reed, P.A.S and Syngellakis, S.
Elasto-plastic finite element studies of fatigue crack shielding in multi-layered systems.
In, 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8). 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008), Venice, Italy,
30 Jun - 04 Jul 2008.
Multi-layered systems used in automotive plain bearings show complex patterns of crack growth under service conditions. The studied architecture consists of a steel backing (1.8 mm), a compliant pure-aluminum interlayer (0.04 mm) and a lining of medium-strength aluminum alloy (0.38 mm). Previous experimental studies  with flat strip specimens of identical architecture under three point bending indicated similar crack propagation patterns despite the absence of mixed mode loading
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