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Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation From Two Micro Hole Defects
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Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation From Two Micro Hole Defects
Song, Sam-Hong; Bae, Joon-Soo;
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The aim of this study is an investigation of the interaction of two micro hole defects affecting fatigue crack initation life and propagation behavior. The locatio of two micro hole defects was considered as an angle of alignment and the distance between the centers of two micro hole defects. The fatigue cracking behavior is experimented under bending. When micro defects are located close to each other, the fatigue crack initiation lives are varied with their relative locations. In the experiments, the area of local plastic strain strongly played a role in the fatigue crack initiation lives. Therefore we introduce a parameter which contains the plastic deformation area at stress concentrations and propose a fatigue crack initiation life prediction curve. In addition, the directions and propagation rates of fatigue cracks initiated at two micro hole defects are studied experimentally.
Fatigue Crack Initiation Life;Stress Concentration Factor;Local Strain;Plastic Deformation;Finite Element Method;Fatigue Crack Propagation Path;Fatigue Crack Propagation Rate;
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