Deceleration and Acceleration of Crack Propagation after an Overload under Negative Baseline Stress Ratio

    Volume 33, Issue 3 (May 2005)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 30 March 2005

    Page Count: 7


    Makabe, C
    Professor, Graduate Student, and Lecturer, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa

    Purnowidodo, A
    Professor, Graduate Student, and Lecturer, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa

    Miyazaki, T
    Professor, Graduate Student, and Lecturer, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa

    McEvily, AJ
    Professor, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

    (Received 23 March 2004; accepted 10 November 2004)

    Abstract

    In a previously reported study, it was found that the fatigue crack growth rate actually accelerated after a tensile overload under a negative value of baseline stress ratio R. This type of crack propagation behavior is related to the change in the compression residual stress to tensile residual stress distributed in the vicinity of the crack tip upon unloading to minimum load after an overload. In the present investigation, focused on the negative stress ratio, it was found that the deceleration and acceleration of crack propagation were associated with crack opening displacement at the overload point and the conditions of applied baseline cyclic stress. The fatigue crack growth rate decelerated after being overloaded at a positive R value. However, that rate accelerated rather than decelerated in some stress conditions at a negative R value. Therefore, the residual fatigue life after overloading became longer or shorter, depending on the overload level and baseline stress conditions.


    Paper ID: JTE12610

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12610

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    Title Deceleration and Acceleration of Crack Propagation after an Overload under Negative Baseline Stress Ratio
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