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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 At 12th International Conference on Fracture. 12 - 17 Jul 2009. 10 pp.

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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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Published date: July 2009
Venue - Dates: 12th International Conference on Fracture, 2009-07-12 - 2009-07-17


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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:50

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Author: A. Burke-Veliz
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Author: S. Syngellakis

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