Volume 2, Issue 6 (June 2005)

    Assessment for Decrease in Threshold Stress Intensity Factor (SIF) Range Due to High Maximum SIF

    (Received 3 November 2003; accepted 4 August 2004)

    Published Online: 2005

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we consider the decrease in threshold stress intensity factor (SIF) range ΔKth due to high maximum SIF K, which is observed for several materials in the tests with the Kmax constant method when closure-free conditions are realized. We proposed an assessment criterion to predict this phenomenon from the past data for Al and Ti and showed that the criterion is valid also for steels. Finally, we proposed a simplified model to explain the phenomenon, considering the fact that marks of static fracture are observed on the fracture surface.


    Author Information:

    Meshii, T
    Professor, Faculty of Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, Fukui,

    Ishihara, K
    Graduate Student, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, Fukui,

    Watanabe, K
    Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo,


    Stock #: JAI12027

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI12027

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    Title Assessment for Decrease in Threshold Stress Intensity Factor (SIF) Range Due to High Maximum SIF
    Symposium Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics: 34th Volume, 2003-11-21
    Committee E08