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38CrSi Corrosive Fatigue Crack Propagation Model by Various Polarization Potentials

38CrSi Corrosive Fatigue Crack Propagation Model by Various Polarization Potentials

corrosive fatigue crack propagation life decreases obviously. Hydrogen generate at cathode when polarization potential -1200mV、-1100mV and -1050mV, which penetrate into metal easily. So the crack tip becomes fragility. Superfluous hydrogen evolution occurred at the crack tip and crack propagation rate N a

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Computational Modelling of Unstable Crack Propagation in Nuclear Graphite

Computational Modelling of Unstable Crack Propagation in Nuclear Graphite

In this study, we present a mathematical derivation and numerical implementation that can achieve these goals, solving for conservation of momentum in both the spatial and material domains. The spatial (or physical) domain can be considered as a description of what we physically observe and the material domain is the evolving reference domain due to crack evolution. The theory is an interpretation of linear elastic fracture mechanics and consistent with Griffith’s fracture criterion. This paper represents a generalisation of the authors’ previous work on static crack propagation, Kaczmarczyk et al. (2014). The approach taken is based on the principle of global maximum energy dissipation for elastic solids, with configurational forces determining the direction of crack propagation. This approach has been successfully adopted by a number of other authors in the context of quasi-static analysis, e.g. Kaczmarczyk et al. (2014) and Gurses and Miehe (2009). At present we restrict ourselves to the consideration of elastic bodies with energy dissipation limited to the creation of new crack surfaces.
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Adaptive Finite Element Modeling of Fatigue Crack Propagation

Adaptive Finite Element Modeling of Fatigue Crack Propagation

In order to simulate fatigue crack propagation under linear elastic condition, the crack path direction must be determined. There are several methods use to predict the direction of crack trajectory such as the maximum circumferential stress theory, the maximum energy release rate theory and the minimum strain energy density theory. Bittencourt et al. [12] have shown that, if the crack orientation is allowed to change in automatic fracture simulation, the three criteria provide basically the same numerical results, since the maximum circumferential stress criterion is the simplest, presenting a closed form solution, it is briefly described below.
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Variation of Crack Propagation in Cantilever Beam under Force Vibration

Variation of Crack Propagation in Cantilever Beam under Force Vibration

Crack growth rate is very critical parameter to know the behaviour of the beam and also to predict the life of a vibrating cantilever beam. It is very important to introduce a controlled vibration into a cantilever beam system at one point to measure and compare the resulting vibration, which appears at another point. This input vibration varies in frequency, velocity, and crack growth rate at different position from free end along the beam. Acceleration and associated vibratory variables belong to the vast amount of physical quantities subjected to measurement and analysis by various means. In the recent past it has been observed that both crack location and crack depth has noticeable effect on the modal parameters of the cracked beam [1]. The transverse crack is also modelled in a beam as rotational spring having stiffness of negligible mass [2]. For the computational convenience lumped mass matrix instead of consistent mass matrix is considered. The applications of Wavelet Transform to detect crack-like damage in structures are demonstrated [3, 4]. Past researches [5, 6] have discussed two alternative techniques to assess the potential lifetime of used products and their components: (a) End-of-Life testing of the product/components and (b) Analysis of the operational data collected during the initial life. Several methodologies have been developed for the understanding of crack propagation under mixed loading. For example, crack extension stability was studied by Cotterell [7,8] applying Eigen-function series expansion.
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Burrowing in marine muds by crack propagation: kinematics and forces

Burrowing in marine muds by crack propagation: kinematics and forces

Crack growth can be characterized as stable or unstable; stable crack growth is associated with displacement-driven fracture (e.g. a wedge driven into a piece of wood, creating a crack opening as thick as the wedge), whereas unstable crack growth is associated with load-driven fracture (e.g. the two sides of the splintered wood are pulled with constant force, and as soon as the force exceeds a critical value, the wood breaks in two) (Anderson, 1995). Crack extension as the worm moves forward agrees with descriptions in the fracture mechanics literature of stable, wedge-driven crack propagation. The entire body acts as a long wedge, and pharyngeal eversion thickens the wedge at the tip of the crack where it has greatest effect. Poor fit of the anterior model to the observed thickness of the worm in gelatin, as well as poor fit of a preliminary lateral model in which only the pharynx was modeled, suggest that the body acts as a (relatively) unconstrained wedge. The worm moves from side to side in the burrow between pharyngeal eversions, extending the crack laterally. This behavior is likely important in removing this lateral constraint, allowing greater displacements of the medium along the body with less stress than if crack walls were closer to the worm. Worms are able to move forward without eversion, both over short distances in periods between pharyngeal eversions and over longer
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Study of Fatigue Crack Propagation in the Austenitic Stainless Steel 304L

Study of Fatigue Crack Propagation in the Austenitic Stainless Steel 304L

The CT specimen were subjected to constant amplitude loading with different R-ratios (the minimum load over the maximum load in a loading cycle), R=0, R=0.1, R=0.5. Although there have been several investigations of the effect of the complex load sequences involving overloads and underloads on fatigue crack growth rates (retardation and acceleration), the phenomena are still not completely understood. The effects of variable amplitude loading on the fatigue crack propagation is studied using the Finite Element Method with the overload ratios of 1.8 and 3.
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Development of a Digital Image Correlation controlled fatigue crack propagation experiment

Development of a Digital Image Correlation controlled fatigue crack propagation experiment

Abstract. The present paper exposes the development of a specific Digital Image Cor- relation (DIC) method to ensure a fast calculation of fracture parameters such as stress intensity factors and crack length. This measurement is used to control a fatigue crack propagation using the load shedding method in order to ensure a limited plastic damaged crack. The experimental procedure has the main advantage to be fully automotive. The parameters’ identification is compared with a more sophisticated identification method and shows a good accuracy.

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Modeling of a Cracked Pipe into a Beam and Prediction of Fatigue Crack Propagation

Modeling of a Cracked Pipe into a Beam and Prediction of Fatigue Crack Propagation

loading like compression, tension, internal pressure, bending or any combination of these may initiate and propagate a crack. This becomes more important if the pipes carry hazardous fluid. To predict fatigue crack propagation in circumferentially cracked pipe using its three dimensional data becomes cumbersome. In the first part of this project the pipe is converted into a beam using conformal transform. After the pipe was converted to beam it was found that the crack in the beam is not through. Hence the fatigue crack propagation cannot be simulated using FRANC2D as it is finite element based two dimensional crack propagation simulator software. In the second part of the project, the fatigue crack growth tests were carried out on an EN8 steel specimen in Instron 8800 machine. The crack propagation in EN8 steel beam was also simulated using FRANC 2D. Then the results obtained experimentally and from FRANC 2D were compared.
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Role Of Intermetallic Compound On Thermal Crack Propagation Of Lead Free Solders

Role Of Intermetallic Compound On Thermal Crack Propagation Of Lead Free Solders

The study of the different types of intermetallic compound (IMC) formed in different type of solder joints is important as to investigate the crack propagation behavior due to the issue on reliability of solder joint interconnection and the performance of electronic appliances. The intermetallic compound is the actual bond formed in soldering from the diffusion of solder alloy and substrate. In addition, consequence from the brittle property of intermetallic compound effected the solder interconnection. This is caused by a strong stress concentration during the thermal cycles. Hence, the cracks were found to initiate and propagate near the intermetallic compound layers. The crack propagation is analyzed to understanding the role of the different IMC on the morphology of the solder joints after crack propagated. Furthermore, this project will provide an understanding of the failure mode mechanism of lead free solder particularly on the IMC layer morphology and the role of the IMC formation and growth rate on the thermal crack propagation of lead-free solder.
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Penny-shaped crack propagation in spallation of Zr-BMGs

Penny-shaped crack propagation in spallation of Zr-BMGs

Abstract. Typical penny-shaped microcracks at their propagating in spallation of Zr-based bulk metallic glass (Zr-BMG) samples were captured by a specially designed plate impact technique. Based on the morphology and stress environment of the microcrack, a damaged zone or propagation zone around the crack tips, similar to the cohesive zone in classical fracture theories, is applied. Especially the scale of such a damaged zone represents a scale of the crack propagation. Its fast propagation would quickly bring a longer crack or cause cracks coalesce to form another longer one. The estimated propagation scales of microcracks are reasonable compared with what occurred in the Zr-BMG samples.
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Crack Initiation and Crack Propagation of Pre-corroded Ni-16Cr Alloy in 4.5%NaCl Aqueous Solution

Crack Initiation and Crack Propagation of Pre-corroded Ni-16Cr Alloy in 4.5%NaCl Aqueous Solution

The crack initiation from corrosion pits and the characteristic morphology of crack propagation exhibit a ductile fracture-like appearance at the crack tip. The maximum depth of corrosion pits and their size increase with increasing number of cycles. Thus, it can be concluded that the corrosion fatigue process of Ni-16Cr alloy is controlled by initiation and growth of corrosion pits.

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Fatigue Crack Propagation Properties on Corrosion Resistant Welded Joints

Fatigue Crack Propagation Properties on Corrosion Resistant Welded Joints

Fatigue crack growth resistance properties are obtained through fatigue crack propagation tests. The results, obtained from a log-log plot presents three regions: region I, where the microstructure, mean stress and environment have a high influence. Region II, that presents a linear behavior and region III where the material reaches the fracture toughness and results in an instable fracture. In this work it is studied the behavior of corrosion resistant USI SAC 50 steel welded joints, using compact tension specimens with notch localized on the base metal, heat affected zone and melted zone. It is obtained stable crack propagation equations type Paris equation for the region II, with 95% confidence limit. It is observed that the heat- affected zone presents a major scatter.
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Study of Crack Propagation in a Multicracked Structure  in Thermal Fatigue (D210)

Study of Crack Propagation in a Multicracked Structure in Thermal Fatigue (D210)

Different methods are used for modeling crack propagation by numerical techniques. Using the finite element method, one can find the stress intensity factors (SIF) at the crack tips. The precision of the SIF values depends to established finite element mesh. A fundamental difficulty in the computational simulation of discrete crack propagation is, the requirement that the spatial discretisation accommodates the changing topology of the domain. Different methods are now being actively used to render accurate and reliable, simulations of crack advance in arbitrary domains. Among these are adaptive finite element mesh refinement, various mesh overlay procedures, mesh less methods, XFEM methods and boundary elements methods .
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Research of Crack Detection and Delay Crack Propagation on a Nonlinear Rotor

Research of Crack Detection and Delay Crack Propagation on a Nonlinear Rotor

The existence and propagation of a crack on an engine’s nonlinear rotor can easily cause a serious accident, so it is quite essential to detect a crack in the rotor system through analysis of the rotor’s vibration signals and to delay the crack propagation. The vibration signals of the cracked rotor show the non-periodic and the nonlinearity within a transient response. The fault characteristics of the crack can be easily hidden in other vibrational components and are difficult to extract from transient signals. In the paper, the Hilbert-Huang marginal spectrum (HHMS) method is proposed to realize the extraction of crack’s fault characteristics in a nonlinear rotor system. In addition, the crack’s opening and closing degrees at any rotating position are also put forward representing the crack propagation, and some tactics of the delaying crack propagation are proposed based on the effect on the crack’s opening and closing degree caused by the change of different rotor parameters. The simulation results show that the HHMS method can detect a crack early at about five per cent of the depth of the rotor’s diameter, and the methods of delaying crack propagation can effectively delay propagation. Experimental results verify the effectiveness of the proposed HHMS method.
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Pop in Crack Propagation Monitoring for AA2024 T3 Ductile Alloy

Pop in Crack Propagation Monitoring for AA2024 T3 Ductile Alloy

Pop-in cracking exists in ductile materials in a particular condition which is affected by the size and shape as well as the microstructure of the specimen. Using the temperature changes due to the thermo-mechanical effects, the crack propagation can be easily identified in three stages: (1) thermo-elastic stage where the temperature will initially drop until yielding occurs; the temperature drop is related to the reduction of the kinetic energy and the probability of collision of the atoms in the considered system volume; (2) stable crack extension stage where the macro-fractography shows the typical pop-in features and the increasing temper- ature curve presents a step-like feature; it was concluded that the step-like feature is due to the complex effects of dislocation interactive with the precipitation particles in a constrained size and shape (the thickness is 1/4 inch); (3) unstable crack extension stage where the temperature has a higher rate of increase and a higher temperature fluctuation, compared to the SCE stage; the change in the temperature trend correlates to the change of the slip mode of the dislocation. In this final stage, most dislocations perhaps cannot slip on their original slip system because the dislocation is kinked. They need more energy to overcome the kinking, and develop another slip system to adapt to the instantaneous stress state.
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Structural and dynamic analysis of crack propagation in composite material

Structural and dynamic analysis of crack propagation in composite material

Fracture mechanics involves correlating analytical predictions of crack propagation and failure with experimental results. The analytical predictions are made by calculating fracture parameters such as stress intensity factors in the crack region, which you can use to estimate crack growth rate. Typically, the crack length increases with each application of some cyclic load, such as cabin pressurization-depressurization in an

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The influence of edge effects on crack propagation in snow stability tests

The influence of edge effects on crack propagation in snow stability tests

without any external changes in the system, i.e., the crack propagates without additional load. The distinction between stages is important for avalanche hazard evaluation because initiation may only result in a local failure, e.g., cracking at the trigger, while propagation can result in the failure of a slope, i.e., an avalanche. Crack propagation is an open area of avalanche research, with a debate on whether cracks propagate in shear (McClung, 1979) or in mixed-mode col- lapse/shear (anticrack; Heierli et al., 2008) waves. Recently, two tests were developed to examine crack propagation: The ECT (Simenhois and Birkeland, 2006, 2009) and the PST (Sigrist and Schweizer, 2007; Gauthier and Jamieson, 2008). Stability tests will always suffer from edge effects because they use isolated beams that are orders of magnitude smaller than avalanche slabs. For instance, the longest crack propaga- tion length recorded in previously published studies has been about 3 m (van Herwijnen and Jamieson, 2005; Gauthier and Jamieson, 2008; van Herwijnen et al., 2010; van Herwijnen and Birkeland, 2014). Also, cracks likely propagate radially from a trigger in an avalanche, while in PSTs and ECTs, cracks are forced to travel in a straight path. Attempts have been made to reduce edge effects by, for example, not cut- ting the far end of the beam in PSTs (McClung, 2009). An “uncut” back end showed significantly shorter crack prop- agation lengths (Ross and Jamieson, 2012), suggesting that beam isolation aids propagation. In contrast, the critical cut length r c , the cut length needed to initiate self-propagation,
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Crack propagation monitoring using an image deformation approach

Crack propagation monitoring using an image deformation approach

Different procedures have recently been proposed to overcome, or at least mitigate, the above-mentioned drawbacks. Nevertheless, in spite of the technological developments, nearly all procedures present limitations in what concerns monitoring crack propagation within a time interval. Typically, the crack pattern is depicted for each time instant independently from any previous history and is not possible to accurately identify changes occurring within a given time interval. Most existing techniques can only be applied in very simple tests, under strictly controlled conditions regarding surface and lighting conditions, mainly to avoid false detections.
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3D crack propagation with X-FEM cohesive elements

3D crack propagation with X-FEM cohesive elements

This procedure is validated on three tests which can be found in the literature. The first one is the study of concrete crack propagation for a bracket specimen, described in [13]. Results obtained are in good agreement with the experimental ones, in terms of trajectory and load-displacement curve. It could still be improved using an exponential law for the cohesive zone rather than a linear or bilinear one. The second validation is performed with respect to a three point bending test of a Plexiglas specimen with a pre-crack at an angle with respect to the load direction [14,15]. In this case, only the crack trajectories are compared between the numerical simulations and the experiment, which show a good agreement. The last example focuses on the torsion of a parallelepiped concrete specimen pre-cracked at 45 degrees (see figure 8) [16]. The crack trajectory is complex, presented in figure 9, with an S shaped form. Once more the agreement between simulations and experiment in figure 10 is rather good from the point of view of trajectories and load-displacement curves, with a similar remark on the type of law used for the cohesive model.
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Finite Element Analysis of Dynamic Crack Propagation in Gray Cast Iron

Finite Element Analysis of Dynamic Crack Propagation in Gray Cast Iron

To determine the crack growth speed and fracture toughness of materials, usually using the rectangular double cantilever beam specimens. Malluck JF, King WW [3] et.al, used the kanninen’s model for simulation of fast fracture in the DCB specimen. Kanninen MF [4] et.al, the DCB (double cantilever beam) test specimen is used for dynamic analysis of unstable crack propagation and arrest. Simple beam or shear beam theories related theoretical analysis of the RDCB specimens. The applications of beam theory to the dynamic crack propagation are particularly attractive because it is one dimensional analysis. The crack tip stress or strains were cannot predicted by the beam theory and it does provide an accurate account of energy quantities which form the basis of the fracture criterion. Nishioka and Atluri [5] et.al, introduced a moving singular element procedure for dynamic crack propagation analysis. In their method, a special singular element that follows the moving crack tip is used, a special singular element that follows the moving crack tip is used, and during the simulation of crack propagation only the conventional elements immediately surrounding the singular element are distorted. Nishioke and Atluri [6] et.al,carried out the dynamic fracture analysis of RDCB specimen using the moving finite element method. In this paper, a finite element simulation is based on the remeshing technique compatible with the actual dynamic fracture process. Under the fixed displacement loading condition the analysis is done on the RDCB specimen. The analysis results show good agreement with those obtained via the experimental procedures and other numerical techniques.
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