Behavior of Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation under Cyclic Tensile or Torsional Loading with Superimposed Static Biaxial Load

이축 정적 하중이 부가된 반복 인장 혹은 비틀림 하중하에서 균열 발생과 성장 거동

Heo, Yong-Hak;Park, Hwi-Rip;Gwon, Il-Beom;Kim, Jin-Yeong

  • Published : 2000.06.01


Fatigue crack initiation and propagation behavior under cyclic biaxial loading has been investigated using thin-walled tubular specimen with a hole. Two types of biaxial loading system, i.e. cyclic tensile loading with super-imposed static torsional load and cyclic torsional loading with superimposed static tensile load, with various values of the biaxial loading ratio, $\tau$ s/ $\sigma$ max (or $\tau$ max/ $\sigma$s) were employed. Fatigue tests show that fatigue crack near the hole initiates and propagates at 900 and 450 direction to the longitudinal direction of the specimen under cyclic tensile and torsion loading with static biaxial stress, respectively, and the static biaxial stress doesn't have any great influence on fatigue crack initiation and growth direction. Stress analysis near the hole of the specimen shows that the crack around the hole initiates along the plane of maximum tangential stress range. Fatigue crack growth rates were evaluated as functions of equivalent stress intensity factor range, strain energy density factor range and crack tip opening displacement vector, respectively. It is shown that the biaxial mode fatigue crack growth rates can be relatively consistently predicted with these cyclic parameters.


Thin-Walled Tubular Specimen;Static Biaxial Loading;Biaxial Loading;Crack lnitiation;Crack Propagation;Biaxiality


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