SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1994

Simulation of Fatigue Crack Growth of an Inclined Elliptically Shaped Subsurface Crack in Residual Stress Fields


The influence of a residual stress field on the fatigue crack growth was investigated by a numerical simulation for an inclined elliptically shaped subsurface crack in a half space. The necessary opening mode stress intensity factors Kl caused by the resulting stress field were calculated by means of the singular integral equation method. The crack growth analyses were conducted by the application of linear elastic fracture mechanics using the Paris law relationship between Kl and da/dN.

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Mayrhofer, K
VOEST-ALPINE Ind. (VAI), Linz, Austria
Fischer, FD
Institute of Mechanics and Christian Doppler Laboratory for Micromechanics of Materials, University for Mining and Metallurgy, Leoben, Austria
Parteder, E
Institute of Mechanics, University for Mining and Metallurgy, Leoben, Austria
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 691–705
DOI: 10.1520/STP13733S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5270-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1990-1