You are being redirected because this document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.
    This document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.

    If you are an ASTM Compass Subscriber and this document is part of your subscription, you can access it for free at ASTM Compass

    Periodic Overloads in the Near Threshold Regime

    Published: 01 January 2005

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (296K) 10 $25   ADD TO CART
    Complete Source PDF (14M) 582 $108   ADD TO CART

    Cite this document

    X Add email address send
      .RIS For RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zoteo, and many others.   .DOCX For Microsoft Word


    The effect of periodic overloads on the crack propagation behavior in the near threshold regime of long cracks and physically (extrinsically) short cracks is investigated. A 20 Vol. % SiC particle reinforced 359 cast aluminum alloy and a 17 Vol. % SiC particle reinforced 2129 aluminum alloy are examined. In the Paris regime the two alloys exhibit a different behavior. In the 2124 reinforced alloy a reduction of the mean crack propagation rate, which is typical for ductile metals, is observed. On the other hand the mean crack propagation rate accelerates in the 359 reinforced cast alloy, which is caused by generation of micro-cracks during the overload.

    In the near threshold regime and at smaller stress intensity ranges in the physical short crack regime the behavior of both alloys is very similar. The effective threshold is not affected by the overload, i.e., if the constant amplitudes are smaller than the effective threshold they do not contribute to crack propagation. If both, the constant amplitudes and the overload amplitudes contribute to crack propagation, the build up of crack closure is affected by the load history.


    periodic overloads, threshold of stress intensity range, short crack, crack closure

    Author Information:

    Tabernig, B
    Research Scientist, Erich Schmid Institute of Material SciencePlansee AG, Reutte,

    Pippan, R
    Vice Director and Senior Scientist, Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Science, and Christian Doppler Laboratory for local analysis of deformation and fracture, Leoben,

    Foulquier, J
    Manager and Research Scientist, EADS France, GIE EADS CCR, Suresnes,

    Rapaport, A
    Manager and Research Scientist, EADS France, GIE EADS CCR, Suresnes,

    Sereni, S
    Research Scientist, CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT, Orbassano,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11324S