STP738: An Analysis of Several Fatigue Crack Growth Rate (FCGR) Descriptions

    Miller, MS
    Engineering aide and group leader, Service Life Management, Aerospace Mechanics, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio

    Gallagher, JP
    Engineering aide and group leader, Service Life Management, Aerospace Mechanics, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio

    Pages: 47    Published: Jan 1981


    Abstract

    This report presents the results of a round-robin life-prediction effort conducted by ASTM Task Group E24.04.04 on FCGR Descriptions. The fatigue crack growth rate (FCGR) data supplied to the task group participants for description purposes are provided along with the definition of the life-prediction effort and results. It is shown that the majority of the participants could describe the FCGR data well enough that the resulting constant amplitude life predictions were within ±20 percent of the test lives for more than 80 percent of the tests.

    Keywords:

    stress ratio, fatigue crack propagation, fracture mechanics, aluminum alloys


    Paper ID: STP33462S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33462S


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