STP811

    Fatigue Crack Tip Strains in 7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy by Stereoimaging and Their Use in Crack Growth Models

    Published: Jan 1983


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    Abstract

    Detailed quantitative measurements of crack tip strains have been made for near-threshold fatigue cracks in 7075-T6 aluminum specimens grown in a vacuum environment. In addition, crack tip opening displacements and crack growth rates have been measured. These data are used in three related models which examine cumulative and critical strain and critical energy dissipation as criteria for crack advance. These models are then examined in light of observed crack growth patterns.

    Keywords:

    fatigue crack growth, strain, aluminum alloy, modeling, crack tip plasticity, crack tip opening displacement


    Author Information:

    Davidson, DL
    Staff Scientist, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Tex.

    Lankford, J
    Staff Scientist, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Tex.


    Paper ID: STP30565S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP30565S


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